The Unified Database (BDT) for social assistance programmes is an electronic data that system contains social, economic and demographic information on roughly 24.5 million households with the lowest welfare status in Indonesia, or 96 million individuals. The data is primarily derived from the result of the Data Collection of Social Protection Programmes (PPLS 2011) conducted July to December 2011 by the Central Statistics Agency (BPS), which have been processed by TNP2K an ranked according to welfare and socio-economic status.
The BDT is used to improve the quality of targeting social assistance programmes. It helps programme planning and improves the use of budgets and resources. By using data from the BDT, the number of targeted beneficiaries can be analysed from the onset of the programme planning. This will help reduce errors in targeting social assistance programmes.
Ministries, local government and other institutions that run programmes for poverty reduction and social assistance can use data from the BDT, obtaining it from the Secretariat of the National Team for the Acceleration of Poverty Reduction (TNP2K) free-of-charge.
BDT as a Single Data Source for Social Assistance Programmes
All national social assistance programme currently use the BDT. Its use means that poor families can receive benefits from multiple social assistance programmes simultaneously.
Before the BDT, less than 30% of poor families received benefits from social assistance programmes (e.g. Jamkesmas, Raskin and BLT) simultaneously.
Currently, 15.5 million families have access to the government’s Family Welfare Deposit Programme, Indonesia Smart Programme and Healthy Indonesia Programme, or 25% of the population with the lowest socio-economic status.
In its first stage, Family Welfare Cards and non-cash assistance will be distributed through Digital Financial Services to 1 million families in 19 districts/cities in ten provinces across Indonesia.
For more information on the BDT, please click on the Unified Database.