In the works are employment attachment programmes with think tanks from other states, countries, and corporate bodies, as part of IDR’s human capital and capacity development. My hope is that as we grow and build IDR’s worth, the remarkable individuals that make up the organisation will also concomitantly develop their skills and knowledge. It is also in line with the state government’s effort of creating a pool of knowledgeable and skilled individuals for Perak’s advancement.
IDR has enhanced its capacity as a knowledge-driven organisation by building Perak Data, an integrated data management system to evaluate portfolio and performance. It is a Data-Driven Decision Making (DDDM) tool that link data across agencies to help in making transparent and accountable decision-making.
E-sports Tournament to be extended to all districts in Perak
The Kinta district-level e-Sports championships, to be held in conjunction with the launch of the inaugural Esport Professional Industry Conference (EPIC) 2019 on March 2-3 at the Casuarina Conventional Centre in Meru, will be extended to all districts in Perak.
Perak needs more volunteers to cater to aging population
The state Welfare Department needs more volunteers to cater to the needs of the increasing number of senior citizens. State Social Welfare, Women Development, Family and Welfare committee chairman Wong May Ing said the state had the highest number of older people. She said, according to the Statistics Department, Perak would become an “aged” state next year.
Perak to build houses costing as low as RM20,000 each
Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu said under the new policy the state government through the Perak Housing and Property Board would finance the construction of affordable housing from development costs imposed on housing developers following pre-defined terms.
Household Income In Perak: A Cause for Concern?
There are various indicators that measure economic well-being; some are more accurate than others in a given situation. While gross domestic products or GDP indicates the economic wellbeing of a country, household income is arguably an accurate tool to measure prosperity of communities in a given area.
Economic Growth in Perak
In the past, measuring economic growth was relatively simple. Economic growth referred to an increase in the amount of goods and services produced per head of the population over a period of time. However, as society progressed new challenges emerged which required a rethink of what economic growth actually is.
Inequality in Perak
Equality simply means that there should be no glaring differences in living standards, quality of life, or the well-being of the people. In ensuring inclusive growth for Perak, the benefits of economic growth must be felt by the masses and distributed equitably.