Media Indonesia – Politics does not have to be an allergy trigger. Michael Victor Sianipar is now busy encouraging people whose integrity and concern for Indonesia not to just talk, but to contribute by going into the system. To plunge into the world of politics should be the trend of the present. Those who are prepared to be leaders must definitely have quality and competence, they should become idols, instead of being invaded by posting just like haters are posting on their Instagram or Twitter accounts.
Jakarta – Majalahcsr. The philanthropic potential is enormous for directing Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to become something longer by working with others in an area.
Philanthropic activities with community empowerment will significantly contribute to poverty reduction and improvement of living standards. Without any community empowerment, philanthropic activities are not helping the poor out of poverty, but rather preserving poverty.
If only philanthropy is conducted in the form of giving money or goods to people who are deemed in need, the activity will not have a significant impact on the alleviation of the people from poverty. Conversely, if it is packaged in an empowerment activity, philanthropic activities are very likely to improve the economy of the targeted citizens.
Yogyakarta, CPPS UGM – In some developing countries family planning program is still encouraged to regulate the fertility rate of the population. While in some other countries, where the program is quite successful, the population growth rate can be reduced thus this encourages changes in population structure. Currently the population structure is dominated by the elderly population.
The increasing number of elderly population is accompanied by declining number of young population actually shows an increase in life expectancy, mainly improving living standards as a result of economic growth. Nevertheless, this demographic change becomes problematic since it raises new issues.
Yogyakarta, PSKK UGM – The number of poor people in the Special Region of Yogyakarta (DIY) was still the highest in Java, although the trend was declining and slow. Another no-less-complicated issue was the inequality number of Yogyakarta which was the highest in Indonesia. Regardless of the criticism of the definitions, parameters, and indicators in measuring poverty, the issue needed to be autocriticism to all parties, not least for campuses in Yogyakarta.
According to Central Bureau of Statistics data released in January 2017, the number of poor people in DIY in September 2016 reached 488.83 thousand inhabitants. This figure was still considered to increase compared to the previous year condition of 485.56 thousand inhabitants in September 2015. While DIY Gini Ratio in 2016 was recorded at 0.425, up from position 0.42 in March 2016 and September 2015.
Yogyakarta, PSKK UGM – Tingkat kemiskinan di Indonesia paling tinggi masih terjadi di perdesaan. Badan Perencanaan Pembangunan Nasional dalam Laporan Pencapaian Tujuan Pembangunan Milenium di Indonesia menyebutkan, kemiskinan di perdesaan mencapai 15,72 persen. Angka ini jauh lebih tinggi jika dibandingkan dengan tingkat kemiskinan di perkotaan, yakni 9,23 persen.
Berangkat dari hasil penelitian yang dilakukannya di tiga desa di wilayah Kulon Progo, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta, Dr. Agus Joko Pitoyo, M.A., peneliti Pusat Studi Kependudukan dan Kebijakan Universitas Gadjah Mada menyampaikan, ada dua hal yang menghambat penduduk di wilayah perdesaan untuk bisa keluar dari kemiskinan.