Towards Inclusive Employment in Indonesia

German Development Cooperation presents policy brief

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On the labour market people with disabilities face significant challenges, ranging from negative attitudes among employers and co-workers to inaccessible work places, lack of training opportunities and little public support. This policy brief details how Indonesia is tackling the problem.

Increasing the labour-market participation of persons with disabilities is essential to their inclusion in all parts of societal life.

While the Indonesian Government has introduced a 1% quota for the employment of persons with disabilities in companies with more than 100 employees in 1997, adherence to and the enforcement of this law remains highly unsatisfactory.

This policy brief is organized as follows: Firstly, it summarizes evidence from a recent survey, undertaken by the GIZ-supported Social Protection Programme, to illuminate employment determinants for persons with disabilities in Indonesia and illustrates how inclusive corporate cultures can benefit both employers and employees.

Secondly, it elucidates the role of vocational training as a key precondition for decent employment.

Thirdly, it demonstrates how social protection promotes the labour-market inclusion of persons with disabilities.

Fourthly, it assesses the relevance of inclusive employment in policy-making by the Indonesian Government.

Instead of approaching labour-market inclusiveness in a normative way, the policy brief identifies and links key determinants and implementation experiences concerning the employment of persons with disabilities in Indonesia.

Download the document (5 pp. 1.3 MB): Towards Inclusive Employment – Practice Experience from Indonesia

Frank Schneider, GIZ Indonesia

October 2015

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