Asian Review


Muhammad Iqbal

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This study is an overview of the process of bureaucratic reform in Indonesia along with examples of best and bad practices in policy implementation. The implementation of policy is essential to the future of Indonesian bureaucracy and governance. The success of bureaucratic reform depends very much on commitment and leadership at both the national and regional levels of government. Without dedication and civic leadership, any implementation of bureaucratic reform is likely to fail as has happened in Indonesia. This research is a descriptive qualitative research. The type of data used in this study is secondary data obtained from existing literature, resources from various governmental websites, social media, as well as news and documentation. Towards the end of the second period of bureaucratic reform in Indonesia, it appears that not a single local government had succeeded in applying all the principles of bureaucratic reform. This failure is due to the weakness of Indonesian policymakers in providing support for local government and because of local governments themselves failing to followed the principles of bureaucratic reform.



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