Summary of Indonesia's Poverty Analysis

Publication | October 2015

Economic growth averaging 5.8% since 2010 has helped to lift 3.3 million Indonesians out of poverty. Yet 28 million were still living below the government’s poverty line in March 2014.

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Indonesia’s national poverty line is set at consumption outlays of Rp 302,735 (US$25) per month per person–about 82 cents a day. If an international poverty line of $2 a day is used, then 40% of the population would be classified as poor. Some 68 million Indonesians are classified as near–poor or vulnerable. Many of them move in and out of poverty during their lifetime. Some 55% of households who were classified as poor in 2014 were not poor a year earlier, indicating the high risk of falling back into poverty.

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The ADB Papers on Indonesia are designed to provide information, analysis, and advice on issues of interest to Indonesia's development stakeholders. The series is produced by sector experts and maintained by the ADB Indonesia Resident Mission.

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