People Director Titik Anas

Titik Anas is the Founder and the Executive Director of Presisi, an economic and business research-based consultancy firm. Titik holds a PhD in Economic Policy from the Australian National University. She was also a senior economist at the Department of Economics, at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), for about 20 years. She has undertaken research in policy related aspects of international trade, industrial organization, competition policy and macroeconomics. She also teaches at the Padjajaran University in Bandung. She was a researcher at the Indonesian National Team for the Enhancement of Export and Investment (Timnas PEPI) during the period of July 2007 to January 2008. Titik also acted as project leader for a number of CSIS projects, such as the Trade Development Agency Capacity Building for the Ministry of Trade during the period of 2005 to 2007 and CSIS-ASEAN Secretariat collaborative research on business services.

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The New Local Government Law

In September 2014, the Indonesian government enacted the new Local Government Law, Law No. 23/2014 that replaced the old Local Government Law, Law No. 32/2004. Although it recentralizes some authority back to the central level, the new law provides clearer guidance related to the distribution of governmental functions between the central and local governments. This article summarizes the legal analysis of the old and new Local Government Laws. Specifically, this article will analyze the shift of authority and distribution of governmental functions among the central, provincial, and district governments, especially with regards to land-based sectors, including forestry, land, agriculture, and spatial planning.

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How can REDD+ protect the rights of West Papuans and the environment?

The Indonesian central government recently announced economic development as a national priority in West Papua. With commercial interests set to expand, there is an urgent need to implement land-use management systems that safeguard the welfare and rights of indigenous people and their natural environment in the province.

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Intergovernmental Fiscal Transfers, Forest Conservation and Climate Change

Intergovernmental fiscal transfers (IFTs) are an innovative way to create incentives for local public actors to support conservation. This book contributes to the debate about how to conserve tropical forests by implementing mechanisms for reducing deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+).

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