Sub-district is one of the organization peripheral area that has a crucial role in public services. Law number 32, year 2004, states that in addition from having attributive duties, sub-district is also devolved in delegated authorities. However, both main tasks can not be performed optimally. The policies concerned with sub-district organization indicates complicated issues, and the public services of the sub-district remain low-performed. This paper presents models of sub-district organization that anticipate the needs and priorities of public services. This research is a meta-applied case study. This study used research data about sub-district organizations in Indonesia. The analytical methodology was in-depth qualitative analysis based on the findings of the previous case studies.
This study resulted in important findings. The design of sub-district organizations remained to have low performance based on the dimensions of its organizational structure. This internal drawback led to poor public service delivery. Based on these findings, this study recommends three sub-district organization models. One of these models can be selected by local government to redesign its sub-district organization, in accordance with organizational capacity and public service demands and priorities.