Track: Case Studies
The current research is aimed to evaluate some programs for poverty reduction that have, all this time, been implemented in some target locations of the research as a synchronization for poverty reduction initiated by the East Java Government in collaboration with the Regional Government. The research, further, was focused on a handling program for People with Social Welfare Problems (i.e., homeless, beggars, prostitutes, street children, and psychotic homeless) and an assistive program for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises that existed around the research’s target locations. Further, qualitative research method was used. In accordance with the findings on the handling program for People with Social Welfare Problems and the assistive program for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in the locations, numerous strategical indicators were used to evaluate those programs. The indicators set in each of the locations included effectivity, adequacy, uniformity, and accuracy; all of which had been met. Nevertheless, in terms of responsivity, it still remained inadequate. It was due to the fact that responsivity required good balance between the urgency of the programs and the actual needs of the program recipients. To evaluate the success of those programs, indeed, public responses from the target communities, as the recipients, were needed to identify the degree of satisfaction with the running programs.