RACHMA NURBANI, BAMBANG SULAKSONO and HARIYANTI SADALY
THE SMERU RESEARCH INSTITUTE
This report can be completed with the support and cooperation with various parties. Our first award goes to Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and Oxfam-GB, with sponsorship funding from IrishAid and UKAid. Particular appreciation goes to Patta Scott Villers, Alexandra Kelbert, Naomi Hossain, and Richard King who have provided guidance and assistance during this study.
Acknowledgements also go to the case study respondents and informants in our sampled village in Bekasi and in Cianjur (West Java); and in Banjar (South Kalimantan). Our appreciations go to the support and assistance provided by local government at village, sub-district, and district levels involved in this research. We would extend our gratitude to Dyah Prastiningtyas (translator of this report and research fieldnotes); and Bambang Samekto (translator, research fieldnotes); Mayang Rizky, Bagus Hafiz Arifyanto, Nur Aini Talib, and Muhammad (research assistants for the third year research activities); Talia Jenkin (IDS Administrator); Nina Toyamah and Widjajanti Isdijoso (SMERU management).