Poverty Targeting in Indonesia: Programs, Problems and Lessons Learned
Ari Perdana () and
Additional contact information
John Maxwell: Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
No WPE083, CSIS Economics Working Paper Series from Centre for Strategic and International Studies, Jakarta, Indonesia
This paper presents a discussion on some poverty alleviation programs that are specifically targeted to the poor. The programs covered in this paper are: Inpres Desa Tertinggal (IDT), Padat Karya (Employment), Food Security, Education and Health component of the post-crisis Social Safety Net package. Brief assessments of the programs show that the targeting of poverty alleviation programs in Indonesia has been a difficult and frustrating process for cen-tral government planners attempting to allocate scarce budgetary resources as efficiently and effectively as possible. Although poor families did benefit to a certain degree, all the pro-grams that we have considered have suffered from two common problems: under-coverage and leakage. The paper concludes that the effectiveness of various poverty-targeted program in Indonesia are determined by, among other things, the type of targeting, administrative ca-pacity, program design and publicity, and the quality of monitoring.
Keywords: Indonesia; poverty; poverty targeting; poverty alleviation; Social Safety Net; Inpres Desa Tertinggal (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I3 I32 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (8) Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:sis:wpecon:wpe083
Access Statistics for this paper
More papers in CSIS Economics Working Paper Series from Centre for Strategic and International Studies, Jakarta, Indonesia Jl Tanah Abang III/23-27, Jakarta 10160, Indonesia. Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Arya B. Gaduh ( this e-mail address is bad, please contact ).