Empirical Reflection on the Implementation Effectiveness of Community Empowerment Program in Mount Merbabu National Park
Dewi Gunawati

Dewi Gunawati, Pancasila and Civic Education (PPKn) Study Program, Teacher Training and Education Faculty, SebelasMaret University, Jl.Ir.Sutami No. A Surakarta.
Manuscript received on 07 May 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 19 May 2019 | Manuscript Published on 23 May 2019 | PP: 928-934 | Volume-7 Issue-6S5 April 2019 | Retrieval Number: F11600476S519/2019©BEIESP
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Abstract: Poverty is the main problem faced by the buffer zone community in Mount Merbabu National Park. This study aims to examine the effectiveness of the implementation of the Conservation Village Model in MountMerbabu National Park. Kualitatif Research, Evaluative research method and Comparative study. Data analysis technique used is interactive data. Data source: primary dataand secondary data. Primary data is obtained through: a). Interview with the employees of Mount Merbabu National Park, including (Counselor (Extension), Functional Staff, and Forest Police), rehabilitation farmer group incorporated in SPKP of Mount Merbabu National Park.The results of the research: a) The perception of the community is very enthusiastic towards the implementation of the Conservation Village Model, but empirically, initiated community empowerment (BTNGM) lacks benefits that can be felt significantly by people around the national park, Hence, it has not significantly influenced the increase of the welfare of the community. b) It has been established an institutional (SPKP), but it has not functioned as a forum for participatory village planning, c) The lack of extension workers/counselors impacts on less intensive implementation of the MDK program, d) The implemented program is unsustainable. Observing that issue requires the reconstruction of community empowerment productive partnership of Merbabu Mountain Conservation.
Keywords: Empirical Reflection, Effectiveness, Community Empowerment, Mount Merbabu National Park.
Scope of the Article: Program Understanding and System Maintenance