Social security for informal economy in Indonesia

Extension of social security coverage for the informal economy in Indonesia: Surveys in the urban and rural informal economy

Social security is a global concern for all employers, workers, and national governments. It is estimated that only one in five people in the world has adequate social security coverage while half of the world's population is without any social security protection at all. Lack of social security coverage is largely concentrated in the informal economy, where women are more likely to be working.

The paper focuses on the extension of social security coverage to workers in the informal economy. In particular, the paper presents the results of surveys assessing social security needs of workers in the informal economy in both urban and rural areas. The outcome of these surveys will provide valuable information for the development of effective policy on social security coverage extension to these groups of workers.