Establishing an Autonomous Village through Bumdes (Village-Owned Enterprise) to Enhance Local Economic Activity

Imam Mukhlis, Magistyo Purboyo Priambodo, Ahmad Fawaiq Suwanan, Isnawati Hidayah
2021 South Asian Journal of Social Studies and Economics  
Rural development has become major focus in Indonesia's development plan. Especially in term of village development which aimed to build self-reliance, to increase socio-economic capacity, and to empower the community. One of the government's missions is to develop rural areas by optimizing the economic potential of a village to increase its productivity and the diversity of existing businesses. Furthermore, to improve the availability of infrastructure and facilities, to support the rural
more » ... my institutions, to support the production effectivity and marketing strategy in order to improve the economic growth. This study aims to explore the role of BUMDES in Jongbiru Village, Kediri Regency, East Java Province, Indonesia in order to optimise the local economic potential. This study used a descriptive qualitative approach which conducted in Jongbiru Village, Gampengrejo, Kediri Regency. The data collection used in-depth interviews with key informants, documentation, and observations on the research subjects. The key informants included in this research such as the chief of village, BUMDES Manager, and business actors in Jongbiru Village. Moreover, this research used source triangulation to make sure all data collected is valid and reliable. The findings show that intervention is needed to create a BUMDES that plays more effective roles on supporting village development. Moreover, community participation (i.e.: small medium enterprises owner) is crucial to develop the welfare of local. Further, last but not least, measurable and feasible planning are needed to support a village to be resilient and autonomous.
doi:10.9734/sajsse/2021/v12i430333 fatcat:xemggpqrfrgzrlbjs27jnwuswm