Let me say straightforward right from the beginning, that the importance of the decentralization process would be assumed as an unavoidable necessity. It has become one among the few solution or way out of Indonesian national problem, if not the only alternative left. Hence, the interrogative form of this conference's theme "can decentralization help rebuild Indonesia" should be turned into a positive statement: problems of rebuilding Indonesia solved through decentralization. The problem next is the question of how will the decentralization itself be implemented, what is to be done, the requirements to be fulfilled and what kind of obstacles can make it unsuccessful.
Working Paper Number 02-27.