The Mechanism of Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprise's Data Integration in Indonesia for Targeting Social Assistance and Empowerment Programs

Primary Messages

  • Developing sustainable livelihood programs for poor and vulnerable people through strengthening the economy of micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) is currently the government's primary strategy, especially during the Covid-19 outbreak.
  • It is necessary to have a beneficiary database that is used and acknowledged by all parties as a basis for providing various assistance such as capital assistance, energy subsidies, tax relief, or other required interventions.
  • The Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia has issued instructions to immediately identify micro and small enterprise data to assist various parties, both government and non-government, and to develop an initial database of micro and small enterprises in Indonesia.
  • It is necessary to integrate and consolidate data across agencies so that the government, agencies, or other parties can use it to provide assistance or program empowerment interventions.
  • Integrated data allows the government to provide more effective and accountable assistance to MSMEs.
  • MSME data task force needs to be formed to oversee the mechanism for data collection, updating, and management to ensure that there is a recognized database that is accessible by various parties.