Harmonaisation of Riskesdas and Susenas

To succeed in implementing programs to reduce the number of stunted children, accurate and timely data and information are required to serve as the basis for target and goal setting. The use of Riskesdas (Riset Kesehatan Dasar: Basic Health Research) is highly important to generate indicators on the Indonesian people’s health status and monitor the success of various government programs in the health sector. Susenas (Survei Sosial Ekonomi Nasional: National Socioeconomic Survey) is used to generate indicators associated with household and individual welfare status.

Since 2018, there have been measures to harmonise Riskesdas, which is produced by Balitbangkes (Badan Penelitian dan Pengembangan Kesehatan: National Centre for Health Research and Development), Ministry of Health (MoH), with Susenas, which is produced by Statistics Indonesia (Badan Pusat Statistik: BPS). The MoH and BPS have been collaborating for quality assurance in the Riskesdas data collection. Quality assurance aims to ensure that the implementation of Riskesdas data collection is in accordance with the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP). Quality assurance also aims to identify any signs of content error and provide early warnings throughout the enumeration. The outcome of this activity is expected to serve as a reference tool for the MoH to follow up on the findings of the Riskesdas enumeration to reduce content error that might have a broader impact.