Govt' Aims for Zero Percent Extreme Poverty in 2024
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Minister of Finance Sri Mulyani Indrawati, provided an explanation on several short-term focuses of the government up to 2024. The explanation was conveyed during a limited meeting with President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo, whose term will expire next year.
"Therefore, several priority programs will be focused on. One of which is the reduction of extreme poverty number to 0 percent in 2024," Sri Mulyani said on the Presidential Secretary YouTube account on Monday, February 20, 2023.
According to Sri, this means that the total number of poverty will decrease. To achieve such target, Sri explained that the State Budget will be prioritized for this year and next year. "So extreme poverty must be 0 percent in 2024, and then headline poverty rate must be at 6.5 to 7.5 percent," Sri Mulyani said.
In addition, Sri said that the country will allocate more funds in an effort to lower the number of kids suffering from stunting.
Sri Mulyani asserted that such prioritizing will certainly caused budget implications on the funds provided for this year and next year.
In the meeting, Sri Mulyani also discussed the macroeconomic framework and fiscal policy substance for the drafting of the 2024 State Budget. Sri explained that in the State Budget cycle, the government will begin the discussion with what would be the macroeconomic and fiscal policy aim for 2024.
"The discussion will be solidified in the State Budget drafting process, it will even be presented and consulted with the House of Representatives," Sri Mulyani said.
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