The results of this study indicate that there are
variables in this study that influence poverty in Gorontalo
Province, namely the labor absorption variable.
Meanwhile, the variables of regional government
expenditure in the fields of capital expenditure and
personnel expenditure and economic growth have no effect
on the poverty variable in Gorontalo Province in 2007-
2022. This is due to the start of the development of
industrial centers in Gorontalo Province which will
ultimately have an impact on the absorption of the
workforce in Gorontalo Province.
The results of this study indicate that there is one
variable that has an indirect effect on poverty in Gorontalo
Province, that variable is personnel spending through
economic growth on poverty in Gorontalo Province.
Meanwhile, the variables of regional government spending
in capital expenditure and investment and economic
growth do not have an indirect effect on poverty in
Gorontalo Province through economic growth and
employment. This is because the portion of the regular
budget for personnel spending is experiencing a positive
trend or tends to increase and through a budget policy that
focuses on personnel spending to continue to employ
auxiliary (honorary) workers in government agencies it is
considered to be on target in reducing poverty.
Government Expenditure; Investment; Poverty