One of the main indicators of the success of national development is the rate of decline in the number of poor people. Effectiveness in reducing the number of poor people is the main growth in choosing a development strategy or instrument. This means that one of the main criteria for selecting a national focus sector or mainstay sector is effectiveness in reducing the number of poor people.
the income he has. This indicates that economic growth should create better development performance with an increase in labor force and lower poverty, but in fact increased economic growth is not accompanied by an increase in the number of jobs created, resulting in a still high unemployment rate which leads to an increase in the number of poor people (Anggara, 2017)Various efforts have been made by the regional government of Tebo Regency in order to encourage the regional economic growth process.
In accordance with the Tebo Regency regional development program for 2017-2022 “Tebo is orderly, superior, peaceful, fair and prosperous (Tebo Complete 2022)” has several aspects of determining key performance indicators, one of which is the welfare aspect related to the regional economy. This aspect has a target, namely achieving macroeconomic stability while still supporting the achievement of high quality and high economic growth and increasing the ability to finance development. The indicators are economic growth, per capita income and the percentage of poor people (RPJMD Tebo Regency, 2017).From a macro perspective, economic growth in Tebo Regency has shown success when viewed from the rate of economic growth. The rate of economic growth in Tebo Regency has fluctuated during 2017-2021, this was due to the occurrence of Covid 19 at the beginning of March 2020. In 2018, the rate of economic growth decreased by 5.2 percent, a decrease compared to the rate of economic growth in 2017, which amounted to 5.9 percent. In 2019, the economic growth rate decreased by 4.76 percent. In 2020, the worst decline was -0.02 percent. However, in 2021 it will increase by 4.32 percent.Increased economic growth should be accompanied by an increase in people’s per capita income, an increase in HDI (Human Development Index) and a decrease in the percentage of people’s poverty as well as a decrease in the open unemployment rate in Tebo Regency.According to the Bappeda of Tebo Regency (2015) in the 2015-2021
Poverty Reduction Strategic Plan for Tebo Regency, poverty reduction efforts in Tebo Regency are through four main programs, namely programs to expand business opportunities for the poor, community empowerment programs, human resource capacity building programs and protection programs.The following is a table showing data on Per Capita Income, HDI, Open Unemployment Rate and Poverty Rate in Tebo Regency for 2017-2021.