Landscape Study of Government to-Person Payments in Indonesia (P2BNT) 2017

Sunday, 08/10/2017SurveyMETER


SurveyMETER conducted a Study of Mapping Non-Cash Assistance Payment (P2BNT). The study was conducted to analyze the initial implementation of digital delivery for Indonesian social assistance programs through a mapping survey of financial inclusion. Study activities are supported by the World Bank in collaboration with TNP2K.

This study aims to determine the successes and challenges of implementing payments and at the same time to see the readiness of several other locations that have not implemented digital payments for the program. Overall, the survey will conclude a list of policy recommendations so that the Government of Indonesia can improve and truly be better in carrying out digital payments to beneficiaries as mandated by President Joko Widodo, and able to achieve financial inclusion targets set by the National Council for Inclusive Finance (DNKI). In accordance with Presidential Regulation No. 82 year 2016 concerning the National Strategy for Inclusive Finance (SNKI) DNKI has the duty to lead and evaluate programs related to increasing public access to the financial system.

This study was conducted in 480 villages / kelurahan spread across 238 subdistricts from 80 districts / cities in 16 provinces (Aceh, North Sumatra, South Sumatra, Riau, Lampung, West Java, Central Java, East Java, Special Region of Yogyakarta, Banten, Nusa West Southeast, East Nusa Tenggara, West Kalimantan, South Kalimantan, Central Sulawesi, South Sulawesi).

In each village / kelurahan 12 sample households were interviewed. In addition, there will also be interviews with bank agents in the sample areas, each 2 bank agents in each sample region or in villages close to the village / kelurahan sample areas.

Field data collection began on Friday (6/10/2017) yesterday and is scheduled to be completed by the end of November 2017. Before the field data collection the study team first conducted a series of pre-study stages including licensing, pilot and pre-study studies, recruiting field assistants , making manuals, making data entry programs (CAPI systems), training prospective field assistants, and packaging logistics in the field. After the data collection is completed, the next set of study processes is cleaning data and preparing research implementation reports. (JF)