Reformulation of the National Strategy for Accelerating Poverty Reduction


Poverty and inequality remains one of the major challenges in Indonesia’s development. The various poverty reduction programs implemented over the past decade have not yet been able to accelerate the reduction of poverty. The rate of poverty reduction has tended to slow down while inequality in expenditure increased and stabilized at the highest rate ever, with the poverty rate increasing slightly in 2015.

This trend has been affected by various factors, including the volatility of food prices, slower economic growth, and the low human resource capacity of the poor and vulnerable. Responding to this challenge, Bappenas requested that SMERU develop a policy paper intended to provide recommendations for an alternative policy approach to accelerating poverty reduction.



The paper was prepared based on a literature review and a series of discussions, as well as secondary data analysis and a field visit to Kabupaten Sanggau, West Kalimantan. 


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Widjajanti Isdijoso
Luhur Bima
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M. Sulton Mawardi
Muhammad Syukri
Luhur Bima
Meuthia Rosfadhila
Widjajanti Isdijoso
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the Ministry of National Development Planning/Bappenas.
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