Through innovative research, policy analysis, technology and alliance-building, we seek to improve public policies and strengthen civil society to sustainably manage Indonesia's natural resources and agricultural production systems, throughout the life-cycle of products.

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Research

How commodities are produced or natural resources extracted can have various effects on nature and society. Finding solutions that are sustainable, equitable and profitable are rarely simple or easy. These solutions, however, are possible.

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Policy Innovation

Developing policy innovations for the sustainable management Indonesia's natural resources and agricultural production systems requires creating new policy instruments for improving the productivity and sustainability of these industries.

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Jurisdictional Approaches to Sustainability

If we want to change nature and society for the better, we need to ask where we implement changes as well as how.

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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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