The process leading to the establishment of an employment insurance scheme in Indonesia from an ILO perspective

This brief summarized the process of employment insurance establishment from 2004 when the National Social Security Law passed, to 2021, when the regulation on job loss security or Jaminan Kehilangan Pekerjaan (JKP) was released.

After more than a decade of discussion, the establishment of an employment insurance system as part of an improved social protection policy has become a priority among national stakeholders.

This process was actively supported by the ILO/Japan project “Promoting and Building Social Protection in Asia (3rd Phase): Extending Social Security Coverage in ASEAN” (1 April 2016 to 31 July 2019). With funding from Fast Retailing Co., Ltd, the ILO subsequently launched the project “Unemployment Protection in Indonesia – Quality Assistance for Workers Affected by Labour Adjustments” (hereafter referred to as the “ILO/Fast Retailing project”), which covers the period of 1 August 2019 to 31 July 2022.

This brief provide overview of the process and consultancies to support the establishment of employment insurance in Indonesia or known as Jaminan Kehilangan Pekerjaan (JKP).