ANALYSIS OF THE UTILIZATION OF VILLAGE FUND IN POVERTY ALLEVIATION IN WAJO REGENCY DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

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Juanda Nawawi, Muhammad Tamar, Sakaria Anwar

Abstract

This study aims to describe and analyze the usage and utilization of village funds in poverty
alleviation, the village fund cash block grants sourced from village funds in helping poor and
incapable households, and the level of their acceptance of village fund cash block grants affected
by the Covid-19 Pandemic.A mixed approach (qualitative and quantitative) was utilized as a
methodology with a case study research strategy. Data was collected through interviews,
observations, questionnaires, and document review. Informants selected by purposive sampling
consisted of actors from local government officials, sub-district government officials, village
government officials, members of the village consultative body, community leaders, NGOs,
academics, members of the poor households.Furthermore, the usage of village funds has not
significantly contributed to the poverty alleviation rate in rural areas. In the implementation of
cash block grants from village funds for poor and incapable households are determined based on
several dimensions such as: resulting in the appropriate criteria, lacking updating data in data
collection, reporting and accountability, coaching and monitoring, providing complaint channels
carried out by central and regency government policies.

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