Proactive measures to eradicate Malaysia’s poverty in IR4.0 era: a shared prosperity vision


Darmalinggam, Darshana and Kaliannan, Maniam and Dorasamy, Magiswary (2022) Proactive measures to eradicate Malaysia’s poverty in IR4.0 era: a shared prosperity vision. F1000Research, 10. p. 1094. ISSN 2046-1402

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In the country’s shared prosperity vision, Malaysia aspires to uplift the bottom 40% household income group (B40) by addressing wealth and income disparities. By 2030, the nation seeks to eradicate poverty through the provision of employment opportunities and career progression plans. A grey area between the nation’s aspirations and actions in practice can be observed because the goals have not been achieved despite numerous efforts aimed at the upliftment of the B40 group. The nation is still way behind its targeted outcomes despite various policies being implemented, which could be attributed to the mismatch between government policies and that of organisational practice. Thus, this study explores the rationale of strategic government intervention in managing B40 talent in the IR4.0 era. Methods: A general qualitative inquiry method that used 11 semi-structured interviews was carried out with representatives of Malaysia’s policy makers’, training providers, and trainees. All Interview questions centred around measures, importance and outcomes of B40 youth training from a multi-stakeholder perspective. Data were thematically analysed in five stages using NVivo. Results: Training, which includes IR4.0 era digital skills, is the key to uplifting the B40 youth to eradicate poverty. Proactive measures are imperative in the success of B40 youth training towards poverty eradication.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Malaysia, poverty, equality, training needs analysis, multi-stakeholder, B40, youth, proactive
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions > HC79 Special Topics. Including air pollution, automation, consumer demand, famines, flow of funds, etc.
Divisions: Faculty of Management (FOM)
Depositing User: Ms Nurul Iqtiani Ahmad
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2022 00:59
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2022 00:59


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