Gathering Ministers and Heads of State Institutions, Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Cultural Affairs Opens Human Development and Culture 2019 Kick Off Meeting
Medan Merdeka Barat, Jakarta— Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Cultural Affairs Puan Maharani conveyed her direction in Acceleration of Aims and Targets Achievement in the Field of Human Development and Culture (PMK) Kick Off Meeting in 2019 in the presence of eight ministers and 13 heads of state institutions under the coordination of Coordinating Ministry for Human Development and Cultural Affairs in Coordinating Ministry for Human Development and Cultural Affairs Building, Jakarta, Monday, (11/2). This event was also attended by Minister of Health, Minister of Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection, Minister of Youth and Sports, Minister of Religion, Minister of Village, Development of Disadvantaged Areas, and Transmigration, Minister of Education and Culture, Head of National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB), Head of Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI), Head of Aviation Institution and National Space (LAPAN), Head of Drug and Food Supervisory Agency (BPOM), Head of National Library, Head of National Nuclear Power Agency (Batan), Head of National Archives, and their respective staffs. Kick Off Meeting was completed with the signing of common committment of acceleration of aims and targets achievement in the field of human development and culture by secretaries of ministries/institutions witnessed by Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Cultural Affairs.
In this year of 2019, Government has set the theme “Equitable Development for a Quality Growth” and prioritises human development agenda within Government Work Plan (RKP). Human and cultural development is included within National Priority agenda and 12 Priority Programmes. 2019 is the final year in 2015-2019 period of RPJMN, therefore all Ministries and Institutions must be able to ensure and complete the achievement set out in RPJMN and Government Work Plan (RKP) 2019. Various development achievements in the era of President Joko Widodo should continue to be sharpened to provide more benefits and improve people’s life quality.
“Therefore, I invite our commitment and effort altogether, Ministries in the field of human development and culture, to be able to run RKP 2019 effectively and always coordinate, both within the scope of Ministry and across Ministries and Institutions. With effective collaborative work, we have a great ability in carrying out RKP 2019 programmes for people’s welfare“, said the Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Cultural Affairs.
In her explanation, Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Cultural Affairs explained that macro indicators used for Human Development and Culture’s field were 1) Reduction of Poverty Rate, 2) Gini Ratio, 3) Human Development Index (IPM). Programmes related to people’s welfare include Healthy Indonesian Card (KIS), Smart Indonesian Card (KIP), Bidikmisi, Food Social Assistance (Bansospangan), Dream Family Programme (PKH), Village Funds, and Hajj Services.
Poverty rate has decreased from 11.25% in 2014 to 9.66% in 2018. It was the first time in Indonesian history, achievement reached 1 digit number. Gini Ratio rate also fell from 0.414 in 2014 to 0.384 in 2018. IPM then increased, from 68.90 in 2014, to 70.81 in 2017, and for the first time included the country within “High Human Development” category.
Indonesia’s rating on Global Talent Competitiveness Index published by INSEAD (Institut Européen d'Administration des Affaires) is known to increase from position 86 in 2014 to 67 in 2018. This increase of rating is influenced by the aspect of education access, vocational skill level and technical expertise.
“This shows that government has succeeded in directing social protection programmes and social assistance to disadvantaged groups of people, so that their welfare increases”, said the Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Cultural Affairs again.
Other Indonesian HR development acceleration programmes, continued the Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Cultural Affairs, was also carried out through revitalising vocational education, expanding Bidikmisi’s target, developing benefits of LPDP for training and research, as well as strengthening national research and innovation. “This HR development acceleration policy has begun to show results”, added Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Cultural Affairs. “So I then ask that all Ministries and Institutions to focus on working and socialising the success of this government work programme well, because those who assess the performance are people and they themselves who experience the work result”.