Jokowi’s Target in 2023: Economy Grows 5.9%, Poverty Becomes 7.5%

The government of President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has compiled a government work plan (RKP) for 2023 which contains economic targets and targets to development plans for next year. The theme of the RKP is “Increasing Productivity for an Inclusive and Sustainable Economic Transformation”.

Minister of National Development Planning/Head of Bappenas Suharso Monoarfa said “The development target in the initial draft RKP 2023 was economic growth of 5.3% to 5.9%,” in the 2022 National Development Planning Consultation (Musrenbangnas), Thursday (28/4/2022).

Indonesia’s poverty rate, which had risen due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is expected to fall again next year. At least it can reach the 7.5% level. Not only poverty, but the government also hopes that the open unemployment rate can drop to the level of 5.3%-6% in 2023. Currently, Indonesia’s open unemployment rate until August 2021 is 6.49%.

Another development target is the Gini ratio, which is expected to drop to 0.375 next year. And the Human Development Index headed to the level of 73.31. The government also plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 27.02%. Meanwhile, the exchange rate for farmers is 103-105 and the exchange rate for fishermen is 106-107.

April 28, 2022, detikFinance