Local government for inclusion: centering non-exclusionary policies in a decentralized setting

This research in four municipalities and districts in West Java, Indonesia finds that marginalization, discrimination, and violence against religious and gender minorities is often justified by the presence of exclusionary morality-based policies. This brief explains under what conditions such policies are more likely to be adopted by the local government. This brief also recommends several key measures for the government and civil society organizations to center non-exclusionary policy-making to mainstream social inclusion in local governance.

Download the Policy Brief under files below. Note: see also the corresponding Research Report and this video, based on the policy brief.