Policy Change: Overview of the Samisake Revolving Fund Program in Bengkulu


This article will discuss in detail the changes to the Samisake revolving fund policy in Bengkulu City, how they are implemented, as well as the expected impact on economic growth and SME empowerment in Bengkulu City. In this research, a qualitative descriptive method was used, and the data mining process was carried out by interviewing a number of key informants and data documentation in the field. Data analysis consists of two main sub-processes: (1) data reduction and pattern identification and (2) drawing and presenting the conclusions. Based on the results of the study: There are three program areas that are the focus of modification, namely; (1) the first area is a proposal from the legislature to improve the mechanism for distributing revolving funds, (2) the second area is the desire of the bureaucracy (Bengkulu City Government) to improve the dimensions of program assistance, and (3) the last area is the hope of the UPTD in the aspect of fulfillment of human resources/implementing staff, both in terms of quality and quantity of personnel.

Keywords: policy changes, revolving fund program, pro poor policy, Samisake revolving fund

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