Unemployment Protection in Indonesia - Quality Assistance for Workers Affected by Labour Adjustments


Project properties

IDN/19/02/FRU Asia and the Pacific Indonesia Private Sector Initiative Completed This project is part of the Global Flagship Programme on Building Social Protection Floors for All


This project aims to strengthen support mechanisms for the unemployed by designing Employment Insurance system, expanding re-skilling training and improving Public Employment Services (PES). As a result, workers who are affected by labour adjustment are systematically supported by a temporary income replacement (i.e. unemployment benefit offered by EI), re-skilling training and employment placement services. The expected results are: 1) The capacity of government agencies and social partners is built to design an EI scheme suitable for Indonesia and review overall social security system 2) Support mechanism to jobseekers is reinforced by generating a more integrated package of income protection (EI), re-skilling training and employment placement services 3) Re-skilling training courses are designed and piloted, facilitating jobseekers to gain skills that are in high demand (e.g. digital skills) 4) A training package on job search assistance and career counselling is designed targeting PES staff members. This will help implement EI smoothly in the future 5) Tripartite stakeholders learn policy lessons from countries that face similar challenges relating to workers’ protection in the TGF sectors.


  • End poverty in all its forms everywhere
  • Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
  • 1.3 Implement nationally appropriate social protection systems and measures for all, including floors, and by 2030 achieve substantial coverage of the poor and the vulnerable
  • 8.3 Promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and encourage the formalization and growth of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises, including through access to financial services
  • 8.6 By 2020, substantially reduce the proportion of youth not in employment, education or training


01.08.2019 - 30.09.2022


1,850,138 / 1,859,147 Development Cooperation



Unemployment Maternity Informal economy Building rights-based social protection systems Financing social protection Gender equality