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.