Assessing Pro-poorness of Regional Economic Growth: Evidence from Indonesia, 2004-2014
Takahiro Akita Sachiko Miyata
Numerous studies have been conducted to examine the extent to which economic growth is conducive to poverty reduction. However, most of these studies assessed the pro-poorness of economic growth at the national level. This study attempts to assess the pro-poorness of regional economic growth in Indonesia over the period 2004-2014. While Indonesia achieved a
moderately pro-poor growth, there is a large variation among provinces in the pro-poorness of economic growth. To achieve a balanced pro-poor growth across provinces, one needs to consider regional differences in factors that would affect growth and the change in inequality when formulating policies.