Indonesian Gov't Aims to Lower Extreme Poverty to 0% by 2024

The Indonesian government has set a highly ambitious target to lower the rate of extreme poverty to zero percent by 2024. On top of that the government is also aiming to lower stunting to 3,8 percent and lower overall poverty to a range of 6,5 to 7,5 percent by next year.

This marks a very ambitious target  as the poverty rate was still at 9,75 percent in September 2022  while stunting was still at 21,6 percent.

The Indonesian Minister of Finance Sri Mulyani said that lowering poverty and stunting will now be a priority of the government and funding will be focused on those issues.