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Public trust is influenced by the successful management of village funds that are targeted by community groups. The purpose of this study was to explore public trust and the management of village funds in Bontocani District, Bone Regency.

This study uses an approach approach, the research strategy used is a case study. The use of case studies aims to obtain a comprehensive explanation of the phenomenon of village fund management that focuses on public trust and the implementation of Good Governance, transparency, accountability and responsiveness of the village government. The research location was conducted in the Bontocani sub-district, Bone Regency. Determination of informants is applied purposively. Data sources include primary and secondary data. Data collection techniques were carried out through observation, in-depth interviews and documentation. Data analysis consists of data reduction, data presentation, data condensation and drawing conclusions/verification.

The results showed that the level of public trust in the good management of village funds, however, was still found between village activities or programs and community expectations. The transparency of the village government in managing village funds is quite good, but it is still found that the village government is less informative in providing the information needed by the community. Village government accountability in terms of village financial reporting has been carried out regularly every quarter and in accordance with applicable regulations. The responsiveness of the village apparatus in conveying the aspirations or complaints of the community needs to be increased. The management of village funds has an impact on public trust in the village government which is very good, but there are still people who lack trust in the government in managing village funds.

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1*Doctoral Student of Public Administration, Universitas Hasanuddin, Makassar, Indonesia.

2Administrative Science, Faculty of Social and Political Science, Hasanuddin University, Makassar, Indonesia

3Administrative Science, Faculty of Social and Political Science, Hasanuddin University, Makassar, Indonesia

4Administrative Science, Faculty of Social and Political Science, Hasanuddin University, Makassar, Indonesia


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