Capacity Building to Support Decentralization in Indonesia

Date: December 2005
Type: Evaluation Reports
ADB funds and products; Capacity development; Evaluation
Series: Technical Assistance Performance Evaluation Reports
Project Number: 32103-012; 32103-022; 32103-032; 31123-012


This technical assistance performance evaluation report covers four technical assistance (TA) grants designed to support the Government of Indonesia’s decentralization policy, consistent with ADB's 1999 interim strategy.

However, several TAs suffered from design weaknesses including inconsistencies and overlaps between their scope and terms of reference, overly ambitious scopes for the amount of resources available, insufficient institutional analysis of the government agencies involved in the decentralization process, and inadequate aid coordination.

The report discusses key issues and lessons for future support for decentralization.