Author(s): Ismet Sulila
Poverty in urban areas is one of the most urgent problems faced by governments in various countries, including Indonesia. Although the government has made various efforts to alleviate poverty, none has provided a definite answer. Therefore, this qualitative research aims to determine government policies in alleviating poverty problems in urban areas by implementing the joint business group empowerment program. Data were collected through interviews from the needed sources. The results showed that community empowerment policies are associated with problem characteristics, policy characteristics, and policy environment. Meanwhile, the determining factors include individual characteristics, empowerment patterns, and policy environment.