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The objectives of this research were 1) to study the components of administration in accordance
with good governance of the Department of Groundwater Resources, 2) to study the problems of good
governance of the Department of Groundwater Resources and 3) to propose a guidance for solving
problems or obstacles of the administration in accordance with good governance of the Department of
Groundwater Resources. This research was a mixed methods research, as explanatory sequential. The
quantitative data collection was done by the use of questionnaire with 313 samples. The statistics were
frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation and confirmatory factor analysis. Followed by qualitative
research by in-depth interviews with 20 key informants, together with documentary and pparticipant
observations. The results of quantitative and qualitative research were then to be interpretation together
afterwards. The results of this research illustrated that the components of administration in accordance
with good governance of the Department of Groundwater Resources were composed of 11 components,
and 42 variables: 1) transparency of 4 variables as follows 2) effectiveness of 4 variables; 3) morality/ethics
of 4 variables; 4) efficiency of 5 variables; 5) responsiveness of 4 variables; 6) accountability of 3 variables;
7) rule of law of 3 variables; 8) decentralization of 3 variables; 9) equity of 4 variables; 10) participation/consensus oriented of 3 variables; and 11) information and communication technology of 5 variables respective. These found components could solve the problems as follows; 1) high bureaucracy; 2) the use of the patronage system in administration; 3) the frequent change of the director position; and 4) scattered information. These were great obstacles to the administration of the Department of Groundwater Resources. The condition of these problems should be modified by applying the new public management in the organization, together with good governance all of 11 components into the organizational administration.
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