THE IMPLEMENTATION OF COMMUNITY ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT PROGRAM (A Study in Nefonaek Village, Kota Lama Sub-district, Kupang City)

Olfenter H. Ledoh, Petrus Kase, Nursalam .


The aim of this study is to describe and analyze (1) the implementation of the Community Economic Empowerment Program (Pemberdayaan Ekonomi Masyarakat or PEM) in Nefonaek Village, Kota Lama Sub-district, Kupang City and (2) the inhibiting factors in the implementation of that program. This study is a case study conducted qualitatively with the post-positivism paradigm as the research approach. It took place in Nefonaek, Kupang City with a consideration that the area is one of the recipients of PEM funds. This study focused on (1) the implementation of PEM funds and (2) the inhibiting factors in the implementation of PEM funds. A purposive sampling technique was used to determine the informants of the study. This study also collected primary data and secondary data as a source of data through observation, interview, and documentation. The data analysis was done based on the theory of Miles and Huberman (2007). Last but not least, the researchers checked the validity of the findings/conclusions by using a triangulation technique.

The results showed that the implementation of PEM in Nefonaek has not been going well; there are various gaps and issues in the environment. It is found that the standards and policy targets in the implementation of PEM were well-formulated but the standards in the use of PEM funds were often misused by the beneficiaries of the program.

Keywords: Policy, Implementation, Program, Empowerment, Community

DOI: 10.7176/PPAR/11-1-06

Publication date: January 31st 2021

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