BANDUNG-Central Statistics Agency (BPS) latest data by March 2016, showed the poverty rate in West Java has decreased by the numbers 8.95%, better than the poverty rate at the end of the year 2015 which reached 9.57%. Vice Governor of West Java Deddy Mizwar hopes, the achievement of this decrease, in the future reduction target of poverty rate has to achieve 1 percent per year.
Related to that, Deddy said that it is necessary to cooperate intergovernmental and strategic approach to poverty reduction involving all stakeholders and thorough. The approach can be done with more specific focus, such as directly targeting on households, which can be done through social protection, improvement of basic services, economic effort of community empowerment.
"The constraints that we face in the coming years is associated with confusion poverty data. Differences in the data, the depth data is difficult to measure, as well as anecdotal 'data is everywhere, but everywhere there is no Data', has become a classic problem of planning and implementation of poverty reduction programs during this time, "said Vice Governor Deddy Mizwar at Coordination Meetings of Poverty Reduction Programme in West Java in 2016, at Bappeda West Java Province Ir. H. Juanda No. 287 Street Bandung on Wednesday (19/10/2016).
Things that Deddy explained impact on the still emerging differences on target, as well as targets in the program, or prevention poverty activities are implemented. If it continues to happen, then by any budget, the result will not be optimal in reducing the number of poverty.
Therefore Deddy said, the existence of a unified data based in 2015, it is necessary used as baseline data, especially for the goals and targets of the program in reducing poverty for the next few years.
Related to the validity of existing data, Deddy encourage Data Center and Analysis of Development (Pusdalisbang) West Java Bappeda and Coordination Team of Regional Poverty Reduction (TKPKD) of West Java province and regency / city, for as soon as possible to validate and synchronize data collection. Also for the other areas, Deddy also encouraged to make the integrated database as the foundation of any poverty reduction activity, including in the planning of activities in the Year Budget 2017.
"The effectiveness of poverty reduction is strongly influenced by the cross-sectoral and cross-government coordination, both in the planning, as well as in its implementation, "he said.
"Therefore, the presence of the Regional Poverty Reduction Coordination Team (TKPKD) provincial and district / city should be optimized, for realizing the poverty reduction programs that focus on clarity of the target, the right program, the right action, right location and right budget, "said Deddy.
Some important things as Deddy stated, related to the TKPKD role that is integrated coordination, including a strong commitment in the preparation of Regional Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP), so that became the basis in the development of the Strategic Plan (Plan) and Action Plans (Renja) of the Region concerned. In addition, it is also necessary for evaluation on a variety of policy control programs that have been and will implemented, so the poverty budget allocation that is planned and distributed, been through the process of integrated coordination in TKPKD.
Then, the other thing to note is the control over execution various poverty reduction programs in the region, including; monitoring, supervision, and follow-up of the achievements of all program poverty alleviation objectives, and monitoring of the program implementation and poverty reduction activities undertaken in the area field, then the leading sector in the evaluation of all prevention regional poverty programs, and systematically report on the results of implementation and the achievement of poverty reduction programs.