Analytical Hierarchy Process for Regional Development Priority in Maluku Province
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AHP; Human Development; Decision Making; Regional Development; Maluku


Maluku is one of the provinces in the eastern part of Indonesia which consist of 11 regencies. Central Statistic Bureau of Maluku in 2018 reported that from 2013 until 2018 the number of poor populations in rural areas increased until 6.07 thousand people. Concurrently, the number of poor populations in urban areas decreased around 1.97 thousands people. That fact showed that the development in Maluku Province hadn't implemented effectively and equally. This study aims to determine the development priority in Maluku Province using AHP (Analytical Hierarchy Process) method. The determination of priorities based on 3 aspects in the Human Development Index (HDI) concept, such as education, health, and economy. Life expectancy, mean years of schooling, expected years of schooling, and per capita expenditure was the indicator from Central Statistic Bureau of Indonesia that used in this study. The result from this study showed that there are 10 regencies with a high level of priority except for Ambon cities which is a low-level priority. Classification of regencies showed that there was a disparity. This analysis can help to inform future development design in Maluku Province.
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