Intergenerational poverty occurs when individuals experience the long-term impact of the poverty conditions experienced during childhood. The Indonesian government has actually made efforts to overcome intergenerational poverty through various poverty reduction programs. One of its flagship programs is the Family of Hope Program (PKH), a periodic cash assistance program that requires recipients to invest in human resource development. PKH is expected to have a positive impact on the economic conditions of its beneficiaries by increasing productivity and access to decent work. Considering the importance of understanding and supporting intergenerational poverty reduction programs, The SMERU Research Institute seeks to raise the discussion about the long-term impact of poverty and the results of PKH impact evaluation from various perspectives.
Breaking the Chains of Poverty: Intergenerational Poverty and PKH Impact Evaluation
Ekki Syamsulhakim (Senior Social Protection Specialist, The World Bank)
Andhyta F. Utami (Environmental Economist & Co-Founder of Think Policy Indonesia)