Village Budget and Patron-Client Social Relations: Implications for Fraud: A Geographical Review


  • Khairul Shaleh Widyatama University
  • Obsatar Sinaga Padjadjaran University
  • Djoko Roespinoedji Widyatama University


Village Budget, Internal Control, Village Government, Client Patron Relations


This article aims to explain the patron-client relationship that lives and develops in the life of the village community but has undergone a process of expansion into the area of the village government bureaucracy. This relationship provides an opportunity for certain parties to commit fraud within the village government. This relationship is increasingly visible when the value of the budget received by the village increases from year to year. This study uses empirical data from a non-governmental organization, namely Indonesian Corruption Watch. In addition to using empirical data, this study also uses the results of observations obtained during informal assistance in several villages. These data become additional information in this study.