Development of social welfare in Indonesia: the rise of conditional cash transfer

Authored by: Edi Suharto

Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Development in Asia

Print publication date:  June  2018
Online publication date:  May  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138182189
eBook ISBN: 9781351008204
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In Section 5, Edi Suharto discusses the “Development of social welfare in Indonesia: the rise of conditional cash transfer.” The conditional cash transfer (CCT) is one of the most prominent social protection programs under the umbrella of social welfare policies. Focusing on the largest social assistance programs of CCT, namely Program Keluarga Harapan (PKH or The Family of Hope Program), Dr. Suharto discusses the management and impacts of CCT in improving the standard of living of the poor. While coverage of PKH continues to increase, it has impacts in the area of health and education as well as the level of household expenditure per capita. Suharto shows that as a national program, PKH has the opportunity to be integrated into a more comprehensive social protection system and hence can contribute to the development of social welfare in Indonesia.

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