The program will integrate the data on the poor from Statistics Indonesia (BPS), the National Population and Family Planning Agency (BKKBN), the Ministry of Villages, Development, Disadvantaged Regions, and Transmigration, and the Social Welfare Integrated Data (DTKS) of the Ministry of Social Affairs.
"Each data will be combined into one," Amin informed after chairing a plenary meeting on the implementation of Presidential Instruction Number 4 of 2022 concerning the acceleration of the elimination of extreme poverty in Jakarta on Wednesday.
In 2022, the government has conducted a survey of 212 districts and cities, he said.
"For any data that has not been recorded, the government will conduct another validation to be followed up later. It will involve the role of local government," he added.
Meanwhile, Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture, Muhadjir Effendy, said that the government is trying to obtain accurate data to support its poverty eradication effort.
"For handling extreme poverty, we will use specific data called Targeting the Acceleration of the Elimination of Extreme Poverty (P3KE). This P3KE is final data from triangulation, updating through sorting existing data," he explained.
P3KE data has been sourced from the survey results of BPS, DTKS of the Social Affairs Ministry, BKKBN, and the Ministry of Villages, Development, Disadvantaged Regions, and Transmigration, among others.
“Later, there will be additions from the Ministry of Health and ministries under the Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs. We will compile the data later," Effendy informed.
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According to him, the government will cross-check data from data sources to ensure that the target groups for poverty alleviation programs are based on names and addresses.
"If later we find no population identification number (NIK) on the beneficiaries, this is actually an opportunity for those who never received social assistance to finally have one," Effendy said.
Meanwhile, Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Airlangga Hartarto, informed that the poverty rate in Indonesia in March 2022 reached 9.54 percent, accounting for 270.20 million of the total population, based on the results of the population census.
Moreover, the extreme poverty rate fell to 2.04 percent or around 5.59 million people in March 2022, he explained.
Presidential Instruction Number 4 of 2022 was enforced on June 8 to accelerate efforts to reduce extreme poverty.
The presidential instruction tasks 22 ministries, 6 institutions, and local governments with carrying out the necessary steps, according to their respective duties, functions, and authorities, to accelerate the elimination of extreme poverty.
The measure of extreme poverty used by the government is based on the definition of the World Bank and the United Nations, which is US$1.9 Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) per capita per day, which is lower than the BPS threshold of US$2.5 PPP per capita per day.
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