• Agustinus Salle Universitas Cenderawasih



This paper reveals  the phenomenon of misuse of social assistance in the local government, using cases in the Papua Province. Social assistance is one type of expenditure permitted by government regulations. Social assistance is generally budgeted for poverty groups and citizens vulnerable to social risk. However, this assistance is reported to ensnare regional leaders and officials often. This study uses a case study approach. The main findings explain the vulnerability of the assistance to corruption / fraud. Corruption motivation as explained by Wolfe and Hermanson (2004) is also evident in audit study.


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