This research aims to identify alternatives and
program priorities that need to be prioritized in order to
accelerate the progress of reducing unemployment in
Sumbawa Regency, Indonesia. This research is using
Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) approach.
Respondents in this study consist of two stakeholders,
that are experts to weight the given criteria and
unemployed persons as program beneficiaries to weight
the alternatives. The results of this research indicate that
the most considered criteria of policy and program that
aimed to reduce unemployment in Sumbawa is the ability
of a program to increase the unemployed work ethics and
motivation. Moreover, the program of providing capital
grantor business loan for small entrepreneurs has become
the first program priority that need to be prioritized in
order to accelerate the progress of reducing
unemployment in Sumbawa Regency.
Keywords : Policy; Program; Unemployment; Sumbawa; AHP.