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Using blockchain for poverty alleviation

  • Namira Samir
    Namira Samir

    Islamic finance specialist at the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Indonesia

Jakarta   /   Mon, January 7, 2019   /  11:09 am
Using blockchain for poverty alleviation Beggars in Indonesian capital city Jakarta. (Shutterstock.com/Daxiao Productions)

As we see it, human beings fall into two broad categories: those who call themselves planners and those who call themselves searchers. Government members mostly go into the first category. They spend years creating a master plan on how to achieve the country’s development objectives through carefully measured strategies. It puts exceptionally optimistic aims onto the table, which often fail to be realized within the time set.

The National Development Planning Ministry and the National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas) act as the institution in charge of executing the country’s development objectives listed in the Indonesian Medium-Term Development Plan (RPJMN). 

The main concerns listed in RPJMN 2015-2019 are infrastructure, economic development, basic necessity issues and the environment. Regarding economic development, a high poverty ...

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