One vital prerequisite to integrated efforts to reduce poverty is the availability of poverty data in various dimensions—both monetary and nonmonetary—which are accurate and easily accessible by development actors. Poverty data play a role in the formulation of social protection programs that will help the poor to meet their basic needs and get access to food, health, and education. For that reason, poverty data at the local level are needed for a program’s geographical targeting, especially data that provide information
In order to help ensure the availability of multidimensional poverty data down to the kecamatan and village/kelurahan levels, The SMERU Research Institute—supported by The Ford Foundation—launches the 2015 Indonesian Poverty and Livelihood Map on 18 April 2017 in Jakarta, Indonesia. This map offers poverty estimates in all the villages/kelurahan in the country (more than 75,000 villages/kelurahan).
In addition to poverty estimates, the map is also equipped with Gini ratio, infrastructure conditions, and other socioeconomic indicators, making it possible to observe an area’s poverty condition more comprehensively. One of the new features of the 2015 Indonesian Poverty and Livelihood Map is the qualitative information of 50 villages located in a number of provinces. The information covers village history, jobs available, topography, and access to infrastructure. The village qualitative information is expected to be developed with the help of feedback from a lot of people, making the map a dynamic and interactive source of information.
The map can be accessed online for free at http://povertymap.smeru.or.id