Description & Progress
The focus of this monitoring study will be to track and monitor the implementation of PKKPM as previously done in the 2014-2015 monitoring study, and to identify and analyse supporting and hindering factors that could affect the effectiveness of the PKKPM at the village, sub district and district level, including efforts to coordinate with local government and other relevant stakeholders (i.e. business community, training institution).
Supporting the livelihood of the poor and vulnerable has been included as one of Government’s poverty reduction strategy stated in the Medium Term National Development Plan (RPJMN) 2015-2019. This strategy is aiming at integrating and connecting poor and very poor Indonesians to new economic opportunities in order to ensure equitable outcomes and acceleration of poverty reduction in the future. Along with this development, the Government has initiated a community-based livelihoods pilot program called Pengembangan Penghidupan Berkelanjutan (P2B).
P2B is an overall umbrella of programs that aim to link community demands for greater economic empowerment using the sustainable livelihoods approach. It combines demand and supply aspects of livelihoods. One important program within P2B is Peningkatan Kesejahteraan Keluarga Berbasis Pemberdayaan Masyarakat (PKKPM) Program, which was piloted since 2014 by Bappenas and has been expanded since 2015 under the management of the Ministry of Village, Disadvantage Regions and Transmigration.
SMERU has been intensively involved in developing the design of PKKPM and in monitoring the implementation of PKKPM Pilot in 2014-2015 (see completed research number 4), and since December 2015 has been assigned to continue the monitoring study for the program expansion. The main objective of this study is to contribute to the improvement of PKKPM pilot in order to achieve its target outcome of improving the livelihood of the poor.
The study started in December 2015 and up until May 2015, the team has completed to supervise the monitoring of PKKPM as well as process and analyze results of monitoring from quarter 1. Currently, SMERU team will conduct field work for the second quarter to assist FGD sessions.