Gov’t Unveils Seven Priorities on 2023 Work Plan
The Government has announced the 2023 Government Work Plan (RKP) adopting a theme “Boosting Productivity for an Inclusive and Sustainable Economic Transformation”.
Head of the National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas) Suharso Monoarfa revealed seven main priorities of the 2023 RKP.
First, the RKP aims to speed up eradication of extreme poverty and lower poverty rate to 7-8 percent.
“We expect (extreme poverty) to reach 0-1 percent by 2024. To that end, we have to reduce extreme poverty of 2.5 to 3 million people,” the Minister said in his press statement after joining a Plenary Cabinet Meeting led by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo in Jakarta, Wednesday (02/16).
Second, the RKP aims to improve human resources quality in the fields of health and education.
Third, the RKP aims to tackle unemployment, promote decent work, and lower open unemployment rate to 5.3-6 percent.
Fourth, the RKP must also further stimulate recovery of business sector.
Fifth, the RKP aims at strengthening industrial revitalization and applied research to boost productivity.
Sixth, the RKP promotes green economy.
“Since Indonesia has set the target to reach net-zero emission by 2026, low carbon development and energy transition are crucial to address climate change,” he said, adding that by 2023 the Government also aims to lower greenhouse gas emissions by 27 percent.
Seventh, the RKP aims to speed up development of basic infrastructure such as clean water and sanitation facilities.
Suharso also revealed that the Government in 2023 has targets to achieve economic growth of 5.3-5.9 percent, Gini ratio of 0.375-0.378, Human Development Index of 73.29-73.35, the Farmers Exchange Rate (NTP) of 103-105, and Fishermen Exchange Rate of 105-107.
For the record, the Plenary Cabinet Meeting also discussed the issue of COVID-19 handling and initial frameworks for the Government’s macroeconomic projection and draft fiscal policy of 2023. (FID/AIT/UN) (RAS/EP)