ASEAN Economic Community and The Challenges for Pro Poor Sustainable Development Program
Rutiana Dwi Wahyunengseh, Sri Hastjarjo
Rutiana Dwi Wahyunengseh
Available Online October 2019.
- AEC; local government; pro poor policy; sustainable development; risk
- ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) gives opportunity and challenge all at once. Production resource mobility will increase access to labor absorption and income, if there is competitiveness. Otherwise, it will exacerbate poverty. It was published that 90% of poor people in ASEAN states live in Indonesia and Philippines. This paper addresses the problem of the local government’s perspective regarding the poverty reduction strategy to anticipate the risk of AEC policy, as identified from the partiality pattern of poverty overcoming program. This research was conducted in a city in Central Java Province. The methods of collecting data employed interview and focus discussion with Local Poverty Overcoming Team. Building on Allison’s Political Bureaucracy theory, this article explains the poverty overcoming policy pattern in AEC era in the following categories: (1) pro-poor anticipative; (2) neutral, not related to anticipation; (3) less supporting pro-poor. The basic preposition used was a policy affected by (i) preference of actors' organization interest, (ii) international mainstreaming, (iii) rules governing their interaction. The result shows the local policy tending to be neutral thereby AEC potentially became a threat to the poor group. Further studies were recommended to explain the poor group’s preference in dealing with AEC.
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TY - CONF AU - Rutiana Dwi Wahyunengseh AU - Sri Hastjarjo PY - 2019/10 DA - 2019/10 TI - ASEAN Economic Community and The Challenges for Pro Poor Sustainable Development Program BT - 3rd International Conference on Indonesian Social & Political Enquiries (ICISPE 2018) PB - Atlantis Press UR - https://www.atlantis-press.com/article/125922561 ID - Wahyunengseh2019/10 ER -