To further improve the economy in the Province of Yogyakarta Special Region to become more developed, in the future 3 major potentials, namely science and technology, culture and tourism, are expected to always be on the KPJu (Commodities/Products/Nature of Business) research. Thus, KPJu excellent research of Yogyakarta in the future is characterized by a high-quality science and technology-innovation, culture with valuable character, and educated creative-tourism.
"(Those are), at least, in research of science and technology, culture, and tourism which become the superior product of the province of Yogyakarta," explained Edhie Purnawan, SE, MA, PhD, a researcher from the UGM Center for Economic and Public Policy Studies in the dissemination of development Commodities/Products/Line of Business (KPJu) research results among leading SMEs from 5 regencies/cities in the province recently.
Besides Edhie, another research team consists of Prof. Lincolin Arsyad, PhD, Triwidodo, SE, Mec.Dev., PhD, Duddy Roesmara Donna, SE, MSc, and Prof. Catur Sugiyanto, PhD. The team also involves student research assistants of S2/S1 graduates, among others Riswanti Budi Sekaringsih SE, Eri Kusuma, SE, Azizie Nur Faridha, SE, and Meikha Azzani, SE along with dozens field enumerators who collaborated with the Center.
Lincolin Arsyad said that the methodology used in this study is the national standard method used by Bank Indonesia. Although it could give different results if another research approach was used, this research approach is superior because it has the hierarchy starting from the districts, counties up tol the province in Yogyakarta.
"In addition, this study also considers the current state and prospects of Yogyakarta’s economy," said Lincolin.
Meanwhile, Head of Bank Indonesia Yogyakarta, Dra. Dewi Setyowati, MPM, explained that Bank Indonesia has the demand-side policies, such as encouraging SMEs to be eligible and capable, thus become more bankable. This demand-side policies include research, training, information management and networking with international agencies, governments and universities. From the supply side, Bank Indonesia policy program focused on lending to MSMEs.
Dewi explained that the superior KPJu research is one of the mainstay researches of Bank Indonesia Yogyakarta on the demand side, which aims to identify and develop various types of commodities/ products/types of leading business in Yogyakarta through Comparative Exponential Method (MPE), Analytic Hierarchy Process Methods (AHP), Bayes methods, as well as the Borda method.
The results of this KPJu research development recommends priorities on economic development in terms of economic growth, job creation and increased competitiveness of products at sectoral and cross-sectoral superior KPJu in Yogyakarta.
Meanwhile, the results of this research collaboration has also been confirmed in the event of Focus Group Discussion (FGD) among policy makers and decision makers coming from the government, employers, and banks in the Province.