The BKKBN continues to update data information in PK21. The 2022 Family Data Collection will be updated in August 2022
Jakarta (ANTARA) - The National Population and Family Planning Agency (BKKBN) updated the family-based data in the 2021 Family Data Collection (PK21) to expedite the elimination of extreme poverty.

“The BKKBN continues to update data information in PK21. The 2022 Family Data Collection will be updated in August 2022," Deputy for Advocacy, Mobilization, and Information of BKKBN, Sukaryo Teguh Santoso, noted in a written statement, Friday.

Based on the National Socio-Economic Survey (Susenas) in March 2021, some 27.54 million, or 10.14 percent of the Indonesian population, experienced extreme poverty. However, the figure dropped to 26.50 million, or 9.71 percent, in September 2021.

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has issued Presidential Instruction (Inpres) Number 4 of 2022 mandating the BKKBN to prepare family data collection as the basic data for the extreme poverty eradication program.

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Santoso stated that various steps were necessitated for data updating, such as completing, repairing, updating, recording mutations, recording migrations, and registering new families that were not yet included in PK21.

The data obtained came from home visits conducted through interviews or observing families by the Family Assistance Team (PK21). In addition to eradicating extreme poverty, the family data was used to accelerate the reduction of stunting in children, he stated.

Updates are made to meet the needs of the latest family data and information, according to conditions on the field that will be utilized by internal and external parties of the BKKBN as a reference for planning, intervention, monitoring, and evaluating the development programs.

“The PK21 data is the data backbone for the Targeting Acceleration of the Elimination of Extreme Poverty (P3KE) and stunting. The challenge for BKKBN is to improve data quality and coverage, which we will continue to improve, especially when updating the 2022 Family Data Collection in August," he remarked.

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Meanwhile, Deputy I for the Coordination of Social Welfare Improvement from the Ministry of Human Development and Culture Andi Megantara stated that the BKKBN data has complete information regarding the social and economic characteristics of families that can be used as an alternative for developing the community's welfare by identifying extreme poverty groups.

Head of the Regional Infrastructure Development Agency from the Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR), Rachman Arief Dienaputra, lauded BKKBN's willingness to help provide data on poverty.

"Only BKKBN has the data and is willing to provide it after processing the data first. This qualified data can be used as a reference," he remarked.

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Translator: Hreeloita Dharma S, Resinta S
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