Innovation in Acceleration of Community Empowerment with Information Technology Applications: An Action Research Experience

Darmanto Sahat Satyawan
2016 Proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Public Management (ICPM 2016)   unpublished
The National Program for Community Empowerment in Rural Areas (PNPM-MPd) have been implemented since 2006. PNPM-MPd is a community development program that aims to encourage the strengthening of local communities, especially poor families to get a better quality of life. PNPM-MPd is believed to have a positive impact on poverty reduction at the national level. Beneficiaries of PNPM-MPd so far have received funding from the government to run their business. Entrepreneurial skills of PNPM-MPd
more » ... lls of PNPM-MPd actors become important to take into account because the old paradigm states giving the hook, not the fish or giving independent assistance not instant relief is not an easy process. The action research was undertaken with providing guidance to community group in 2013 and 2014, with the introduction of online stores and websites. After the construction of the website, the actors of PNPM-MPd were trained and assisted to manage their websites and online stores. Results of this study show that community empowerment will occur faster with support of information technology and competent assistants.
doi:10.2991/icpm-16.2016.35 fatcat:6u2fc3t7wfhrtj522zfkd2gu5m