AKURAT.CO Institute for the study of fiscal, social and sustainable development policies, Prakarsa said there were three poor areas that would become big jobs for the two presidential candidates later

Executive Director Prakarsa Ah Maftuchan said that according to a study of the Multidimensional Poverty Index (IKM), the current government has succeeded in reducing poverty. However, three regions namely Papua, West Papua and East Nusa Tenggara still show relatively high IKM.

“Government intervention in various programs and policies related to poverty reduction has proven to be quite successful. Even though in Papua, NTT and West Papua, IKM is still quite high," he said in the release of the IKM study Prakarsa, Thursday (11/4/2019).

The IKM of the three regions in 2018 included Papua with the highest IKM of 60,56%. Then NTT by 35,64% and West Papua by 32,66%.

Meanwhile, the three regions with the lowest IKM are DKI Jakarta at 2,17%. Then followed by DIY Yogyakarta at 2,22% and Central Java with IKM at 3,74%.

On the same occasion, researcher Prakarsa Rahmanda M. Thaariq said the method for calculating IKM uses the 2015-2018 National Socioeconomic Survey (Susenas) database. The SMI method calculates the deprivation in the dimensions of health, education and standard of living.

According to IKM calculations, the multidimensional number of poor people shows a downward trend in the 2015-2018 period when compared to the 2012-2014 period.

In the 2015-2018 period, the calculation results show that in 2015, the multidimensional poor population reached more than 34 million people (13,53 percent). In 2016, the multidimensional poor fell to 30 million people (12 percent).

In 2017 there was a very significant decline, the multidimensional poor population in 2017 reached 24,9 million people (9,56 percent). In 2018, the number of multidimensional poor people fell to 21,5 million people or about 8,17% of the total population of Indonesia.

source: ThePrakarsa.org