Overview Report No. 26191-IND
East Asia Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Unit, World Bank, June 2003
Indonesia has embarked upon a radical and rapid decentralization program. Regional autonomy is transforming one of the most centralized countries in the world into one of the more decentralized ones. If managed well, a country as large and diverse as Indonesia will benefit greatly from decentralization, through more efficient service delivery, but also national unity and democracy.