Economical Empowerment Index of Posdaya as Participatory of Community Empowerment Programe in Indonesia

Pudji - Muljono, Joko - Purwono, Eko Rudhy Cahyadi, Hamzah - -


In line with the increasing number of Posdaya as a forum for community empowerment in Indonesia, a review of Posdaya’s economic empowerment index is increasingly important. This study aims to: (1) Define the definition, concept and construct of Posdaya economic empowerment index; (2) Develope a measuring instrument of Posdaya economic empowerment index; (3) Analyze results and interpret the Posdaya economic empowerment index. Stages of activity in this study begins with a study of theories, concepts and determination of the construct of Posdaya economic empowerment index. Furthermore, the instrument of Posdaya economic empowerment index was developed. The study data were collected by using indepth interview, questionnaire and group discussion. Research respondents are from Posdaya economic cadres, empowerment experts and related stakeholders in Bogor City area, Bogor Regency, Cianjur Regency, Karawang Regency and Sukabumi Regency. The data is processed by descriptive statistical technique and Posdaya empowerment index analysis in economic field is done by using AHP (Analytical Hierarchy Process) technique. Based on the results of the study, the economic empowerment index can be grouped into three levels i.e individual level, group level and community level. The results showed that of the 15 Posdaya units studied, there were none (0%) which belonged to the category of Very Powerful; 9 units (60%) Posdaya including category of Powerful; 5 units (33%) Posdaya included category of Powerful Enough; and 1 unit (7%) Posdaya, including the category of Less Powerful.


index of economic empowerment; community empowerment

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