Integrated socio-economic registration system for Indonesia

A critical initiative aimed at strengthening the integrated planning and delivery of social protection programmes in development and emergency contexts

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This report has outlined a conceptual design and approach for Indonesia’s Integrated Socio-Economic Registration System (Regsosek), a critical initiative aimed at strengthening the integrated planning and delivery of social protection programmes. It is an information system that hosts the socioeconomic information of all households or individuals in a country. It can rapidly identify vulnerable populations and target eligible beneficiaries for different social protection programmes.

The COVID-19 pandemic caused widespread economic hardship, with many people losing their jobs and struggling to make ends meet. This requires the government of Indonesia to have an integrated registration system to identify and reach eligible beneficiaries or affected populations to deliver assistance more efficiently and effectively.

In 2022, the Government of Indonesia conducted a nationwide census to gather socio-economic data to establish the regsosek, thereby increasing social protection coverage beyond the programs that utilize DTKS (Data Terpadu Kesejahteraan Sosial). By unifying the registration data, the government can tap into a single data repository to implement various social protection programmes without each programme needing to undergo registration individually. The system will help streamline targeting and benefit delivery, reduce fraud and errors, and improve accountability and transparency.

UNICEF has been supporting the Ministry of Development Planning (BAPPENAS) in designing the Regsosek system for an efficient and effective social protection delivery system. 

Ministry of National Development Planning/BAPPENAS and UNICEF Indonesia
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