Does Decentralization Matter in Rural Poverty Alleviation?

Sutiyo, Sutiyo and Maharjan, Keshav Lall (2017) Does Decentralization Matter in Rural Poverty Alleviation? In: Decentralization and Rural Development in Indonesia. Springer, Singapore, pp. 139-149. ISBN 978-981-10-3207-3

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The lack of a budget for rural development and the weak capacity of government institutions to manage a database of poor households create implementation gaps in many poverty alleviation programs implemented in Indonesia. The Program of Health Insurance for the Poor (Askeskin) is a program suffering from serious under coverage. Furthermore, some programs distributing benefits in hand like the program of Rice for the Poor (Raskin) and the Program of Women’s Saving Group (PWSG) suffer from leakage because the kinds are distributed to almost all villagers. Mistargeting in poverty alleviation programs has no correlation to kinship relations with village officers, but is more due to the principle of solidarity among rural residents to distribute the programs equally, even to the non-poor. Under coverage as well as leakage of the programs makes them unable to achieve their objective to alleviate poverty. Only rural infrastructure development significantly improves respondents’ access to some selected public services.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Poverty Alleviation; Raskin; Askeskin; National Program for Community Empowerment; Program of Woman Saving Group; Decentralization
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Politics and Government > Community Economic and Rural Development
Depositing User: Ph.D Sutiyo Sutiyo
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2018 02:38
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2018 02:38

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