Jokowi Highlights Government Data Accuracy, Integration



Mahinda Arkyasa

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  • TEMPO.CO, JakartaPresident Joko "Jokowi" Widodo talked about issues of the accuracy of government data, which he considers still happening to date. Jokowi said that such an issue causes far-reaching implications on various sectors.

    "The impact is everywhere, for example, inaccurate and overlapped data for social assistance stall the distribution and some are not right on target. It is similar to data on the distribution of other government aid," said the President at the opening of the 2021 national meeting of the Government Internal Supervisory on Thursday, May 27, 2021.

    Jokowi said that the central government data and local administration data were often not synchronized. Therefore, the state head demanded the issue be fixed and asked the Government Comptroller Agency (BPKP) to help improve the data quality managed by the government.

    "Monitor the data integration, the data synchronization between programs to improve data reliability. Use existing forensic data and analytic data laboratory owned by BPKP," Jokowi underlined.

    The President also said that effective internal supervision requires commitment and good management given that all recommendations must be followed up. "Fix them until the root of the problems so the same problem will not re-occur in the next year."

    Jokowi thus asked ministers, heads of institutions, and regional heads to follow up on recommendations issued by BPKP and the Government Internal Supervisory Agency (APIP) and provide access and accurate information for APIP to work independently and professionally.