Title: Local government planning and budgeting process: a case of districts and cities in Indonesia

Authors: Mohamad Khusaini

Addresses: Department of Economics, Faculty of Economics and Business, Brawijaya University, Jalan Mayjen Haryono No. 165 Malang, East Java, Indonesia

Abstract: Consistency of planning and budgeting in local government has become a fundamental concern in Indonesian development. Fiscal decentralisation entails shifting some responsibilities for planning and budgeting to lower levels of government such as district and city. This research aims at investigating and analysing the consistency between planning and budgeting at some districts and cities in Indonesia. Conducted descriptive-comparative analysis indicated that since implementation of fiscal decentralisation lead to greater role of local government in determining planning and budgeting. Generally, the consistency of local planning with the national priorities issue is relatively high. However, there is little consistency between RKPD and RAPBD both in programme formulating and budget execution. Conversely, there is a high level of consistency between KUA-PPAS and RAPBD both in programme and budget.

Keywords: local government planning; fiscal decentralisation; consistency; local government budgeting; Indonesia.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEPEE.2014.063190

International Journal of Economic Policy in Emerging Economies, 2014 Vol.7 No.2, pp.141 - 156

Available online: 05 Jul 2014 *

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