Business environment for young entrepreneurs in Indonesia

This survey constitutes the first comprehensive business climate survey of Young Entrepreneurs by the ILO. The objective of this survey is to assist policy makers and stakeholders to improve business conditions for YEs through a better understanding of their characteristics and the identification of specific obstacles that impede their businesses.


Due to the lack of sufficient jobs in the formal economy, Indonesia continues to promote entrepreneurship because of its potential for job creation and poverty reduction. No less than 17 ministries and national institutions are currently implementing programmes on youth entrepreneurship. While many are focusing on training of start-up micro businesses for underprivileged populations, others are also facilitating youth access to finance. Few, however, are looking at improving the environment in which youth enterprises operate.