Covid-19 Pandemic and the Momentum To Strengthen The National Targeting System

Key Messages:

  • The policy on social safety net (Jaringan Pengaman Sosial: JPS) requires a robust targeting system to support the distribution of benefits.
  • The targeting system is currently based on the Integrated Data of Social Welfare (Data Terpadu Kesejahteraan Sosial: DTKS), comprising 38 percent of Indonesia’s population. The availability of by-name-by-address (BNBA) information has been quite helpful for the implementation of the JPS Program to reduce the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak.
  • It is necessary to enhance the DTKS to support the JPS Program implementation so that the negative impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the economy can be mitigated. Several programs remain in need of BNBA information on unrecorded poor and vulnerable households.
  • The cooperation and active participation of all ministries and local governments in providing feedback on the data usage for the implemented programs is imperative.
  • There is a need to establish a steering committee composed of representatives from ministries to direct the framework and ensure the quality of the National Target Determining System (Sistem Penetapan Sasaran Nasional: SPSN).