Working with Nature against Poverty: Development, Resources and the Environment in Eastern Indonesia

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"The editors and authors have undertaken a mammoth task in mining the available statistics and, in some cases, providing critical commentary on the challenges of collecting and using these data. Of particular interest is appendix A2.1 (by Bambang Heru), written by a senior member of the central statistics agency (BPS), outlining the challenges of obtaining accurate statistics on Papua in the national system. The book is based on sound knowledge of eastern Indonesia. All 31 authors are from Indonesia and/or are long-time researchers on Indonesia, and thus have excellent language fluency and access to first-hand research materials. The chapters deal effectively with the major shift that has occurred in Indonesia through the decentralisation law of 1999 and the ongoing challenges of its implementation. Who should read this book? My answer is that it should be read by every development assistance worker interested in Indonesia, every student studying Indonesia and every environmentalist working in the Coral Triangle that comprises the marine area of eastern Indonesia, the Philippines, eastern Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Timor Leste. Many others interested in the nexus between resources and development will also find the book of great interest. It deserves wide distribution and use" (Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies).

About the Publication

With its low incomes, lagging social indicators and widespread poverty, eastern Indonesia epitomizes the problems of development in Indonesia. The challenge is to advance the economy. But this means more intensive use of natural resources, placing pressure on the region's unique ecosystems.
           This book explores the trade-offs and synergies between development, social concerns and the environment in Papua, Maluku and East Nusa Tenggara. It is written by leading scholars and experts on the region. They investigate the dilemmas of fishing in eastern Indonesia's seas, the strategies and challenges for mining and forestry, and the efforts to tackle biodiversity conservation and climate change. The book lays out the challenges for development, public administration and public health in Papua. It maps Maluku's road to recovery from conflict. And it examines ways to alleviate poverty in the desperately poor province of East Nusa Tenggara. The book provides an overview of the economy of each of these provinces, making it an essential resource for anyone interested in the challenges of development and environment in eastern Indonesia.


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1. Development, Resources and Environment in Eastern Indonesia, by Budy P. Resosudarmo, Frank Jotzo, authors 5.00 USD
2. Papua I: Challenges of Economic Development in an Era of Political and Economic Change, by Budy P. Resosudarmo, Lydia Napitupulu, Chris Manning, Velix Wanggai, authors 5.00 USD
3. Papua II: Challenges for Public Administration and Economic Policy under Special Autonomy, by Budy P. Resosudarmo, Chris Manning, Lydia Napitupulu, authors 5.00 USD
4. A Note on Socio-economic Development in Maluku, by Budy P. Resosudarmo, author 5.00 USD
5. Socio-economic Conditions and Poverty Alleviation in East Nusa Tenggara, by Colin Barlow, Ria Gondowarsito, authors 5.00 USD
6. Balancing Biodiversity Conservation and Development in Eastern Indonesia, by Ian M Dutton, Rili Djohani, Setijati D Sastrapradja, Karla M Dutton, authors 5.00 USD
7. Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Corporate Strategy at the Freeport Mine in Papua, 20012006, by Chris Ballard, Glenn Banks, authors 5.00 USD
8. Illegal Fishing in the Arafura Sea, by Budy P. Resosudarmo, Lydia Napitupulu, David Campbell, authors 5.00 USD
9. Searching for a Livelihood: The Dilemma of Small-boat Fishermen in Eastern Indonesia, by James J Fox, Dedi Supriadi Adhuri, Tom Therik, Michelle Carnegie, authors 5.00 USD
10. Forest Management and Conflict: The Case of the Rendani Protection Forest in Papua, by Hidayat Alhamid, Peter Kanowski, Chris Ballard, authors 5.00 USD
11. Climate Change and Development in Eastern Indonesia, by Frank Jotzo, Ida Aju Pradnja Resosudarmo, Ditya A Nurdianto, Agus P Sari, authors 5.00 USD
12. Maluku: The Long Road to Recovery, by Craig Thorburn, author 5.00 USD
13. Improving the Livelihoods of the Poor: Challenges and Lessons from East Nusa Tenggara, by Astia Dendi, Heinz-Josef Heile, Stephanus Makambombu, authors 5.00 USD
14. How Far Is Papua from Achieving the Goals of Healthy Indonesia 2010?, by Endang R Sedyaningsih, Suriadi Gunawan, authors 5.00 USD
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