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Indonesia: decentralisation and local power struggles in Maluku

23 May 2007
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The proposed division of a district in a remote corner of the Indonesian archipelago could lead to conflict unless government officials pay careful attention to latent communal tensions, equitable distribution of development funds and even-handed prosecution of corruption. The original idea was that smaller units would bring better service delivery and more representative government, but too often the process is driven by local elites eager for power and wealth, according to this briefing.

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