Jakarta, wapresri.go.id – Presiden Joko Widodo has signed the Presidential Instruction (Inpres) Number 4 of 2022 concerning the Acceleration of the Elimination of Extreme Poverty (PPKE). This is done as a form of the government’s commitment to solving extreme poverty in all regions of the country by 2024, through program integration and synergy as well as cooperation between ministries/agencies (K/L) or local governments.

To oversee the follow-up to the Presidential Instruction, Vice President (VP) K.H. Ma’ruf Amin as Chairman of the National Team for the Acceleration of Poverty Reduction (TNP2K) held the TNP2K Special Plenary Meeting on the Implementation of Inpres Number 4 of 2022, at the Vice Presidential Palace, Jalan Medan Merdeka Selatan Number 6, Central Jakarta, Wednesday (03/08/2022).

At the meeting, the VP urged all K/L to ensure the convergence of various programs, as well as to ensure the quality of program implementation and the accuracy of target data for program beneficiaries.

“This is a matter of effectiveness, quality of implementation in the field. This is necessary. Then, the accuracy of the target of the beneficiary, “he said.

Looking at the global experience, the VP believes, that program convergence and improvement of beneficiary accuracy are the 2 main keys to effectively reducing extreme poverty.

“To forward these two things, we have 3 policy instruments. First, namely the identification of priority areas for eradicating extreme poverty for 2022, 2023, and 2024,” explained the VP.

Second, he continued, is the Targeted Data of beneficiaries for the Acceleration of the Elimination of Extreme Poverty (P3KE) sourced from the Family Data Collection of the National Population and Family Planning Agency (BKKBN) which contains information by name, address, population identification number (NIK), family socio-economic relative new, as well as family welfare ratings.

“The use of the P3KE data is also to complement the Integrated Social Welfare Data (DTKS) and increase the accuracy of program targeting to reach extreme poor families who have not received the program, namely those with exclusion errors,” he described.

The exclusion error group, according to the VP, should as much as possible get additional allocations from the Ministry of Social Affairs, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology, as well as the Ministry of Religion. Meanwhile, the third policy instrument, the VP stated, is the General Guidelines for the Implementation of PPKE which will soon be established.

“With the three policy instruments, I ask the Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture, the Coordinating Minister for the Economy, to be assisted by the Minister of Finance and the Minister of National Development Planning to ensure program refocusing and budget allocation of ministries/agencies to extreme poverty target families in the priority areas of extreme poverty 2022,” he demanded.

The VP also advised the ministers to prepare program planning and budgeting in an effort to sharpen the implementation of PPKE in 2023. According to him, this cannot be separated from the role of the Minister of Home Affairs related to the allocation of the Regional Revenue and Expenditure Budget (APBD) by the provincial government and district/city government.

“Furthermore, the Minister of Home Affairs should encourage the planning and budgeting of the 2022-2023 APBD which focuses on eliminating extreme poverty while also encouraging the use of P3KE Data, supported by the Coordinating Ministry for Human Development and Culture and the TNP2K Secretariat,” said the VP in his order.

In the meeting which lasted more than 3 hours, each minister, head of the institution, and other officials reported the development of strategic steps that were assigned by Presidential Instruction Number 4 of 2022.

One of them is Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture Muhadjir Effendy, reporting on the progress of his assignment in setting priority locations and targets for P3KE, namely establishing policies on sources and types of data used for PPKE implementation; coordinating the preparation of recipient data with the name and address of the target; establish general guidelines for the implementation of programs to accelerate the elimination of extreme poverty; coordinating, synchronizing, and controlling K/L programs in an effort to reduce the burden of spending and reduce pockets of poverty; coordinating support for extreme poverty eradication programs involving non-government participation; and carry out monitoring and evaluation in an integrated manner with related Ministries/Agencies.

Muhadjir also underlined one of the meeting participants’ suggestions regarding the need for regional division in the implementation of the PPKE program.

“The important thing is cohesiveness, integration, accuracy, and harmony, orchestrated not only at the meeting, but also later in the field,” he added.

Also present at this meeting were Coordinating Minister for the Economy Airlangga Hartarto, Minister of Finance Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Minister of Health Budi Gunadi Sadikin, Minister of Social Affairs Tri Rismaharini, Minister of Manpower Ida Fauziyah, Minister of Industry Agus Gumiwang Kartasasmita, Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Arifin Tasrif, Minister of Industry Communication and Information Technology Johnny Gerard Plate, Minister of Agriculture Syahrul Yasin Limpo, Minister of Environment and Forestry Siti Nurbaya Bakar, Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries Sakti Wahyu Trenggono, Minister of Villages, Development of Disadvantaged Regions, and Transmigration Abdul Halim Iskandar, Minister of Agrarian and Spatial Planning/Head National Land Agency Hadi Tjahjanto, Minister of Cooperatives and Small and Medium Enterprises Teten Masduki, Head of the Central Statistics Agency Margo Yuwono, Head of BKKBN Hasto Wardoyo, and Head of the Financial and Development Supervisory Agency Muhammad Yusuf Ateh.

Meanwhile, the VP was accompanied by the Head of the Vice Presidential Secretariat Ahmad Erani Yustika, Deputy for Human Development Policy Support and Development Equity Suprayoga Hadi, Special Staff for the Vice President Masduki Baidlowi, Muhammad Imam Aziz, and Bambang Widianto, and Acting Deputy for Policy Support for Economic Development and Competitiveness Improvement M. Zulkarnain. (NN/LHS- BPMI, Setwapres)