The problem of poverty is one of the
fundamental problems that are the centre of government
attention. One crucial aspect of supporting poverty
reduction strategies is the availability of accurate and
targeted poverty data. The availability of accurate
poverty data is a must for a successful poverty reduction
program. The problem is that the poverty data available
in Indonesia is quite diverse. This study wants to
examine the efforts to reduce poverty in Sleman Regency
through innovations that have been carried out. The
approach used is descriptive qualitative. The results
showed that the breakthrough made by the Sleman local
government has carried out social innovation with the
Lasamba program through the stages of initiation,
development and implementation of determining
recipients of poverty programs. In addition, the Sleman
Regency policy is to form a Poverty Alleviation Team
starting from padukuhan or hamlets to the sub-district
level, which involves elements of the government, nongovernmental organizations, and the business world.
These efforts have shown results with a reduction in
poverty rates and the accuracy of beneficiaries of
poverty alleviation programs in the Sleman Regency.
Keywords : Povert; Social Innovation; poverty alleviation team.