Institute for the study of fiscal, social and sustainable development policies, Prakarsa released the Multidimensional Poverty Index (IKM). As a result, the three regions are still homework for whoever wins next week's elections.

Executive Director Prakarsa Ah Maftuchan said that the results of IKM actually showed a positive number 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. This method calculates the deprivation in the dimensions of health, education and standard of living.

“The trend of the number of poor people in multidimensional has decreased significantly. In 2015, there were 34 million multidimensional poor people. Then it fell to 30 million in 2016, 24 million in 2017 and 21,5 million in 2018," he explained.(Bsi)

source: ThePrakarsa.org