Extending social security coverage to informal economy workers: way forward

In line with the objective of the government to achieve universal coverage of social security for all, it is important to mapping out what the initiatives that have been undertaken by the government and other stakeholders in particular for the informal economy workers, what are the challenges and the way forward needs to be done in extending and implementing social security coverage to the informal economy workers.

This working paper has been prepared as an update of previous ILO studies and focuses on the extension of social security coverage to informal workers. It examines the developments over the past few years with social security in Indonesia including recent initiatives by government and others relating to informal sector workers. It puts forward various recommendations as to actions which might be taken to extend social security coverage in the informal economy.