East Nusa Tenggara


Domestic Trade Deregulation in Indonesia

Few of the price-distorting mechanisms were recorded centrally and can only be identified on-site, within the locality, making monitoring difficult. Moreover, because local governments have had inadequate local revenue bases, they are easily tempted to restore tariffs and toll barriers, despite the damaging effects on growth and welfare.

Small-scale Credit

The special theme of this issue of our newsletter is smallscale credit. How to deliver efficient and effective credit services to those individuals seeking small amounts of capital is not a new problem in Indonesia. But the special circumstances of the economic crisis have brought the issue into sharper focus as many people have struggled to access credit for consumption purposes, for agriculture or income-generating activities, or for developing a small business.

Development Challenges in East Nusa Tenggara

Nusa Tenggara Timur (NTT) is one of the poorest provinces in Indonesia. The poverty rate in this province is higher than that of the national average. Statistics Indonesia (2004) indicates that the proportion of the poor population in Indonesia is 17%, while the proportion of the poor in NTT is 28%.

Regional Regulations and Their Impact on Business Climate

In the past decade Indonesia has witnessed efforts to bring together decentralization and a good business climate. There is no doubt that bringing investment into a region is one of the main challenges local governments have had to face. In exercising the authority entrusted to them through decentralization, local governments have to walk a tight line and strive to strike a balance between short-term interests and the long-term sustainability of their region. Some say that the latter has been severely overshadowed in favor of the former.

Making Services Work for the Poor in Indonesia: A Report on Health Financing Mechanisms (JPK-Gakin) Scheme in Kabupaten Purbalingga, East Sumba, and Tabanan


The government of Indonesia has started the implementation of locally based healthfinancing schemes based on health insurance principles. This scheme is commonly known as JPK-GAKIN, which is a health-financing scheme through which the poor can access health care in public facilities, including primary and secondary health care. Due to the perceived success of JPK-GAKIN pilots, the government has decided to provide JPK-GAKIN in all districts in Indonesia from January 1, 2005.

Improving the Business Climate in NTT: The Case of Agriculture Trade in West Timor

Research Team

Widjajanti Isdijoso Suharyo

Sudarno Sumarto

Field Coordinator:
Nina Toyamah

Adri Poesoro, Bambang Sulaksono, Syaikhu Usman, Vita Febriany

Local Researchers:
Harry D.J. Foenay, Rowi Kaka Mone, Thersia Ratu Nubi, Yakomina W. Nguru

Kate Weatherley


Qualitative Baseline Study for PNPM Generasi and PKH: The Availability and Use of the Maternal and Child Health Services and Basic Education Services in the Provinces of West Java and East Nusa Tenggara

Sudarno Sumarto

Research Coordinator:
Sri Kusumastuti Rahayu

Asep Suryahadi

Core Team and Field Coordinators:
Sri Kusumastuti Rahayu
Nina Toyamah
Stella Aleida Hutagalung
Meuthia Rosfadhila
Muhammad Syukri
Adri Amiruddin

Field Researchers:

ACCESS TO JUSTICE: EMPOWERING FEMALE HEADS OF HOUSEHOLD IN INDONESIA Case Studies in Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam, West Java, West Kalimantan, and East Nusa Tenggara

Asep Suryahadi

Poverty and Legal Access Survey Research Team:
Akhmadi, Asri Yusrina, Sri Budiyati, Athia Yumna

Nani Zulminarni, Romlawati, Mien Rianingsih, Fitria Villa Sahara, Kodar Tri Wusananingsih, Adi Nugroho

Cate Sumner, Lead Adviser Access to Justice/Judicial Reform, Indonesia Australia Legal Development Facility (IALDF was supported by the Australian Agency for International Development)

Family Court of Australia:
Leisha Lister, Executive Adviser

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