Deconstructing the Concept of Community Empowerment in the Use of Village Funds in Borobudur District 2015-2017

Syafingi, Habib Muhsin and Suharso, Suharso and Dewi, Dyah Adriantini Sintha and Heniyatun, Heniyatun (2021) Deconstructing the Concept of Community Empowerment in the Use of Village Funds in Borobudur District 2015-2017. In: BIS-HSS 2020, 18 November 2020, Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia.

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The aim of this study is to determine the perception of the village government on the concept of community empowerment. This perception leads to the development of policies on the use of village funds. Therefore, this research is based on the practice of using funds which are mostly used for physical developmental activities than for community empowerment. To achieve this goal, empirical legal research methods would be combined with the sociological juridical research model. Therefore, it is required to explore the perceptions of the village government on community empowerment. The sample location was determined purposively in 20 villages in Borobudur District. Furthermore, the data obtained through in-depth interviews were then analyzed and presented qualitatively. The results showed a change in perception in the dichotomous concept of empowerment towards development. This perception, therefore, creates a document for planning, budgeting, and reporting the use of village funds. Furthermore, the policy used in channeling village funds sourced from the APBN and APBD has helped in accelerating village development, but, it has also degraded the local values of the village community, in terms of cooperation. However, it is important to formulate and make policies on participatory village fund distribution based on local community values.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: perception village funds community empowerment
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Depositing User: EAI Editor IV
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2022 08:15
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2022 08:15

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