Local Government Capacity in the Fulfillment of Basic Needs Program for Border Area Communities in Nunukan Regency
The capacity of the local government in Nunukan Regency is believed to be capable of increasing capacity building by implementing programs that address the basic needs of the community, especially in the border areas. The objective of this study is to analyze the local government’s capacity to fulfill the basic needs of the people in these border areas. The research approach used in this study is qualitative, which allows for a contextual explanation of the study phenomenon. Scott’s concept (2008) is employed as a framework to understand the various dimensions of capacity building. The results of the study reveal that the local government fulfills the basic needs in border areas by adhering to central and provincial government regulations, which fall under the regulative dimension. The normative element is evident in the mechanisms established for running the program, based on agreements and commitments made by the regional government. The cognitive dimension emphasizes that the local government’s fulfillment of basic needs in the border region is guided by shared beliefs and logics of action. These findings highlight the alignment between the local government’s actions and the prevailing beliefs and practices in the community.
Keywords: local government capacity, border area management, basic needs fulfillment program
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