The Covid-19 pandemic not only affects health but also social conditions and every aspect of the economy, including the village economy. The Village Fund is an on-budget allocation that can be used directly to alleviate the impact of Covid-19 on households at the village level. The issuance of Government Regulation in Lieu of Law (Perppu) No. 1/2020 on State Financial Policy and Financial System Stability to Counter the Coronavirus Pandemic 2019 (Covid-19) and/or In the Event of Dealing With Threats Endangering National Economy and/or Financial System Stability provides a new instrument to minimise the impact of Covid-19 on village economies. Program objectives can be determined by using a community-based targeting method by prioritising community discussions (musyawarah) and promoting village local best practices. Cash transfers using the Village Fund (BLT-D) can be implemented immediately with more beneficiaries than the national program to minimise conflict in villages.
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Prioritising Cash Transfers From The Village Fund For Covid-19 Response