Elite capture in urban society: Evidence from Indonesia

Scholars argue that potential gains of community-driven development (CDD) approach in poverty program are large as it may result in a sustained poverty reduction. However, recent literature show that community’s involvement promoted by this approach might increase the risk of elite capture towards the program’s benefit.

During the GDN’s 13th Annual Conference, Rivayami Darmawan (Georg-August-Universität, Göttingen, Germany) presented a paper that looks at urban poverty projects in Indonesia and see the effect of elite capture on urban societies.

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