Title: Local collaborative network: is it smart implementer of the cocoa business development policy in Indonesia?

Authors: Alwi; Rulinawaty Kasmad

Addresses: Department of Administrative Science, Hasanuddin University, Jl. Perintis Kemerdekaan 10, 90245, Makassar, Indonesia ' Department of Administrative Science, Muhammadiyah University, Jl. Sultan Alauddin No. 259, Makassar, Indonesia

Abstract: The main objective of this research is to develop capability of local collaborative network in the implementation of cocoa business development policy in Indonesia. The results of pairing patterns and time series techniques showed that the farmer groups as local collaborative network was unable to carry out the policy effectively. This is due to the fact that the government as initiator did not facilitate them to design operational programs that can increase cocoa productivity. Then, their commitment to the program of Gernas Kakao (Cocoa National Movement) was very low. Therefore, local collaborative network as a place for the all stakeholders in the cocoa business development requires coordination mechanism and commitment among them to design and implement the operational programmes of the Gernas Kakao.

Keywords: local collaborative network; collaborative public policy; policy implementation; cocoa business development.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPP.2018.096640

International Journal of Public Policy, 2018 Vol.14 No.5/6, pp.374 - 390

Accepted: 15 Nov 2017
Published online: 04 Dec 2018 *

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