Development from Outskirts: Analysis of Budgeting for Village Funds in Indonesia
Purpose: This article explains the governments’ policy in village building, especially budgeting for village funding policy in Indonesia. Approach/Methodology/Design: There were used two analyzing methods namely, the qualitative method and a public policy analysis. The qualitative method is used to describe in detail, both the primary and secondary data. Then, the public policy analysis method is used to analyze and describe the root causes of the emergence of the Village Fund's policies. Findings: This research found that the Village Funds' policy has not accelerated the process of village development. Based on these findings, there are proposed the following policy recommendations: firstly, it is necessary to improve technical guidance related to program choice and budget formulation for the village apparatus. Secondly, there is a need for synergy between the village apparatus, private sector, and universities in conducting studies on village issues. Practical Implications: The study will contribute positively to understanding the implementation of multi-level governance theory in village development in Indonesia. Originality/Value: The study believes to contribute positively to the understanding of Village Funds for the acceleration of village development.