Implementation of Special Market Operation (OPK) Program: Results of a SMERU Rapid Field Appraisal Mission in Five Provinces


Authors:
Sri Kusumastuti Rahayu, Akhmadi, Hastuti, Pamadi Wibowo, Sri Budiyati, Musriyadi Nabiu, Sulton Mawardi, Syaikhu Usman, Laura E. Bailey, John Maxwell

Abstract

As an important part of monitoring the social safety net program being launched in response to Indonesia's ongoing crisis, SMERU fielded teams of Crisis Impact Field Researchers to observe and investigate the implementation and status of the National Logistics Agency (BULOG) program Operasi Pasar Khusus (OPK), from late October to mid of November 1998. These field teams visited 21 urban areas and 19 rural areas in five propinsi -- DKI Jakarta, Central Java, Central Sulawesi, Maluku and South Sumatra (a detailed list of the areas visited is provided in Annex I).


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