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Indonesia Investing in the future of Papua and West Papua

The acceleration of development in Papua and West Papua is by prioritizing the expansion of access and improving the quality of basic services of education and health, local-based local economic development, poverty reduction and social protection, basic infrastructure development, regional connectivity development, and institutional and governance development

The direction of general policies and targets of regional development is aimed at: improving the welfare of the community; reduction of regional disparities; disaster risk reduction; and increasing harmony of space and land use.

In the Government Work Plan of 2018, it was stated that regional development targets focused on increasing
the economic growth of underdeveloped regions and border areas by 6.4 – 6.6% in 2017, 6.7 – 6.9% in 2018, and 6, 9 – 7.1% in 2019.


Meanwhile, the number of poor people in disadvantaged areas will be reduced from 16.0 – 16.5% in 2017, to
15.5 – 16.0% in 2018, and 15.0 – 15.5% in 2019. On the other hand, The Human Development Index (HDI) in disadvantaged areas will continue to increase from 61.34 in 2017 to 62.06 in 2018 and 62.78 in 2019.

The government also undertook the development of the Border Area Economic Center at 10 PKSN until 2019, conducting development priority in district locations (lokpri) of 150 lokpri respectively by 2017, 187 lokpri by 2018 and 187 lokpri by 2019.

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In addition, the development of PLBN infrastructure support of 7 (seven) PLBNs respectively every year until 2019 and efforts to improve the security and welfare of the border community at 12 PPKT respectively each year until 2019. The target of rural development is to increase the underdeveloped villages into developing villages by 3,000
villages in 2017, 4,500 villages in 2018, and 5,000 villages by 2019.

Next is to in 2019. The reduction target of the Indonesia National Disaster Risk Reduction (IRBI) from an average of 142.2 in 2017 will be lowered to 137.5 in 2018 and 132.8 in 2019. While average IRBI target in 136 regencies/cities from was 7.8% in 2017, reduced to 7.7% in 2018 and to 7.5% in 2019. While the HDIin Papua is 58.2 in 2017, it is increased to 58.7 in 2018 and 59.2 in 2019. In West Papua, the HDI figure is 62.7 in 2017, raised to 63. 2 in 2018 and 63.7 in 2019.