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School of Geography

Budi Kurniawan Budi Kurniawan

Contact details

School of Geography
University of Leeds
University Road
Leeds LS2 9JT   UK



Project title

Ethnicity and Development: Comparative Case Studies of local Governments Institutions in Indonesia

Project overview

Why do the local governments perform well, when the others perform badly in the issue of development such as poverty, the lack of human development and environment ? This research proposal will find the impact that migration and ethnicity in developing inclusive institutions in Indonesia as a basic requirement for better economic output and sustainable environment.


The main objective of this research is to explore ethnic relations role in developing political and economic institution in local governance, and the impact of institutions to  both development  and environment.  Furthermore, the research contributes to scholarly significant debates over among geographical perspective, neoliberal perspective and institutions perspective in finding what factor make government perform well in development issues.


Research Affiliations

Citizenship and Belonging


Indonesian Endowment Fund for Education (LPDP)

Research publications


Awardee of Australian Development Scholarship from Australian Government for Master Degree in The Australian National University (ANU), Australia,  2010-2012

Awardee of Indonesian Endowment Fund for Education (LPDP) from Government of Indonesia for  PhD Degree in University of Leeds, 2016