Ardhana Januar Mahardhani1, Sri Suwitri1, Soesilo Zauhar2, Hartuti Purnaweni3

1Diponegoro University, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Jl. Prof. H. Soedarto, S.H. – Tembalang Semarang, 50 275 Indonesia,

2Universitas Muhammadiyah Ponorogo, Indonesia Jl. Budi Utomo No.10 Ponorogo, Jawa Timur Indonesia

3Universitas Brawijaya, Hubungan Masyarakat, Gedung Rektorat Lantai 1, Jalan Veteran, Malang, 65145 Indonesia


ISSN 2637-2150
e-ISSN 2637-2614 
UDC 338.246.025.88:330.34.01(594)
DOI 10.7251/STED2101030J

Paper Submitted: 28.12.2020.
Paper Accepted: 05.04.2021.
Paper Published: 28.05.2021

Corresponding Author: 

Ardhana Januar Mahardhani, Diponegoro University, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Semarang, Indonesia,


Decentralization in the field of local government is very necessary for regional development, it is highly recommended by local governments to improve the economy or form new regional planning. Different conditions between neighboring regions make cooperation as an alternative in the development process. This paper is a literature review of an inter-regional cooperation between local governments that can lead to development progress. In this paper an example is given of cases in the East Java Province in which the province has done a lot of cooperation between regions, but even so there are still many weaknesses that exist in the implementation of such cooperation so that development cannot be carried out properly.

Keywords: Decentralization; Development; Interregional Cooperation; New Regional Planning; and Government.