Poverty Alleviation through Institutional Empowerment of Social and Economy on Poor Society in Gowa Regency


  • Syamsu Nujum Lecturer, Department of management, Universitas Muslim Indonesia
  • Fadhia Ratu Pratiwi Lecturer, Department of management,Universitas Muslim Indonesia




Model, Empowerment, Poverty, Institutional, Social, Economy


The purpose of this paper is to examine the extent to which the role of
government in empowering marginal/poor communities through various
empowerment programs.To examine and explain the extent to which the
benefits of programs to empower the poor society in reducing poverty. To
examine and explain the Poverty Reduction Model that is more in line with
the local wisdom of the people of South Sulawesi especially in the
community in Kabupaten Gowa. It is intended to find a model that fits the
needs and conditions of the poor communities in South Sulawesi,
especially in Gowa so that it can be applied to poverty alleviation efforts in
the future. An interview and observation were done to 20 people from the
poor community, government, community leaders, and practitioners in
Gowa regency. Descriptive and reflective sections were used to analyze
the data and examining the poverty alleviation model through the
empowerment of socio-economic institutions in South Sulawesi in Gowa
regency. With the method of synergizing between Social Institution and
Economic Institution, the researcher found that society can develop itself
creatively and productively, so gradually Poverty will decrease as
expected. Based on survey results, observations and interviews on the
subject in this study, it can be concluded several things: That poverty
experienced by the people of Gowa Regency is cultural and structural
poverty so that people naturally experience poverty without realizing it as
a problem in their lives living as they are with the non-poor community.
Poverty is seen as something destiny and need not be too much of a
problem, but they live their lives as they are.


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How to Cite

Syamsu Nujum, & Fadhia Ratu Pratiwi. (2020). Poverty Alleviation through Institutional Empowerment of Social and Economy on Poor Society in Gowa Regency. Review of Economics and Development Studies, 4(1), 23-29. https://doi.org/10.26710/reads.v4i1.205