EFFECTIVENESS OF EVALUATION OF MINING VENTURE LICENSING POLICY IN SOUTH SUMATERA PROVINCE (A STUDY ON COAL MINING IN MUARA ENIM REGENCY)

Abstract

The subject matter of this research is effectiveness of evaluation of coal mining venture licensing policy in Muara Enim Regency, South Sumatera Province, which had not yet succeed in realizing its goals to produce a maximum outcomes or benefit for local population as referred to the conditions stipulated in the Constitution and also a number of policies related to the activities of exploitation of natural resources in Indonesia. Meanwhile, method and research approach adopted here was qualitative research with descriptive approach which, in colleting the data, conducted direct observation in field and in-depth interview with the research subjects or resource persons, and informant and key informants. In order to determine reliability level of the data obtained from the research or significance level of this research, validity testing steps such as data credibility test (internal validity) with source triangulation model, were conducted. Findings from this research revealed that nonfundamental, noncomprehensive changes in the mining licensing policy caused the principal goals of this policy could not be realized. Although several improvement in the licensing processes had been made, as indicated by higher responsiveness and efficiency in relation to the requirements defined, these improvement did not guarantee that the policy was more appropriate when seen from the fairness or equity perspective and the results expected from the policy’s goal or target. Likewise, the more decentralized policy regarding mining venture license did not result in higher efficiency and effectiveness of mine management

Keywords: Coal Mining, Effectiveness, Policy Evaluation, Venture License


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