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    Improving the Village Cash for Work (PKT) Policy


    The policy of cash for work (Padat Karya Tunai or PKT) in the village which began in 2018 to tackle poverty, unemployment and malnutrition in the villages raises several problems. This relates to some of the provisions in the PKT technical guidelines (i) causing budget inefficiencies, (ii) the risk of reducing the quality of work results, and (iii) not being equipped with clear reference criteria to establish PKT goals.