The paper is organized as follows. Section 1 introduces the reader to basic concepts in decentralization. Section 2 is concerned with the motivations for decentralization. Section 3 presents a worldwide overview of decentralization efforts. Section 4 is concerned with the processes of decentralization and examines sequencing issues. Section 5 deals with sustainability and local capture issues. Section 6 draws lessons for the future of decentralization in Indonesia.
Working Paper Number 02-32.