The government has been trying to improve the development in Papua. Therefore, they have allocated funds for the infrastructure development. Although the development is not 100 percent complete, but the effect can already be felt. Before all of the developments have even completed, the economic growth has increased 8,76% in 2015. Because of all the progress and development in Papua, the economy of Papua is growing rapidly more than ever before.
The government hopes that the economic growth will not only improve the development in Papua, but also the welfare of the people. To increase the welfare and development in Papua, the government has now increased the allocation for village funds. The funds allocation for villages in Papua has now increased to 4.3 trillion IDR in 2017. In 2016, the funds allocation for villages in Papua is only around 3.3 trillion IDR.
They will distribute the funds allocation to 5,420 villages in 29 regencies. The distribution of funds will vary, in accordance to the regency itself. In example, Tolikara Regency that have around 541 villages will receive around 406 billion IDR. While for Lanny Jaya, that only have 354 villages will receive 270 billon IDR.
The allocation of village funds is important to increase the development in Papua. According to the Government Regulation number 6 of 2014, the government allocates village funds to increase the rural areas development in Papua. The villagers can now enjoy the development from the funds allocated specifically for villages. The government wants the development in Papua to be evenly distributed in every area. Therefore, this funds will help to develop the rural areas.
The Results of the Developments in Papua
The allocation is also hoped to increase the welfare of rural areas and the development in Papua in general. The development aims to not only help the economic growth, but also welfare. Therefore, the poverty rate in Papua has now decreased into 28.1% in 2015. While in 2013, the poverty rates has reached around 30.05%.
The decrease in poverty rates is a prove that development in Papua positively effects the welfare. Therefore, the allocation funds for villages will hopefully show great results for the rural areas in Papua and the welfare of the people increased.