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Wide poverty disparity between regions

  • Winarno Zain
    Winarno Zain

    Commissioner in a publicly listed oil and gas service company

Jakarta | Fri, August 3, 2018 | 12:40 pm
Wide poverty disparity between regions Floating playground: Children play around the ship as it is anchored at Manokwari port in West Papua. (JP/Jerry Adiguna)

PREMIUM A total of 26 million Indonesians (9.8 percent) were living in poverty as of March this year, according to the latest data issued by the Central Statistics Agency (BPS). This indicates a decrease of about 1.7 million people year-on-year.

Although there is an improvement, the figures hide the wide disparity of poverty between regions in the country. The figures vary between 3.4 perce...

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