Government of Indonesia Alleviates Poverty with MP3KI Program PDF Print
Tuesday, 25 June 2013

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono delivered a keynote speech at the launching of the South east Asia regional office of Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) in Kempinski Hotel, Jakarta, on Tuesday (25/6). In his short speech, President Yudhoyono described the programs of the Indonesian government in alleviating poverty through the Masterplan for the Acceleration and Expansion of Poverty Alleviation in Indonesia (MP3KI) to boost regional economy, to maintain investment climate and to develop small and medium enterprises (SME).

President Yudhoyono supported the poverty alleviation programs that are stated in the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs). Moreover, the President also emphasized the importance of sustainable development through the Post-2015 Development Agenda.


In relation with the opening of the office in Indonesia, the President asked the J-PAL regional office in Indonesia to contribute in the Government's effort to alleviate poverty. An institution like J-PAL has an important role for the policy makers in implementing poverty alleviation programs.


J-PAL is a research institution which head office is in Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), US. The mission of J-PAL is to support the researchers in poverty sector, to train and to nhance the capacity of local researchers, and to publish the research result for the policy makers. In Indonesia, the J-PAL collaborates with the Institute for Economic and Social Research, Faculty of Economics of University of Indonesia (LPEM-UI).


Translated by:

Assistant Deputy Minister for State Documents and Translation

Deputy Minister for Policy Support

Ministry of State Secretariat of the Republic of Indonesia

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