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Workplace Gender Equality (WGE) and WGE reporting in Indonesia

Investing in Women Australian National University

2020

Indonesia

Report/Paper

Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Workplace Gender Equality

Workplace Gender Equality workplace gender equality in Indonesia

Workplace Gender Equality (WGE) and WGE reporting in Indonesia

Workplace Gender Equality (WGE) and WGE reporting in Indonesia

Workplace gender equality (WGE) plays an important role in a country’s overall development. Many studies have shown time and time again that better WGE enhances a country’s economic growth. Enhancing WGE would therefore be a good strategy in advancing a country’s economy. However, many developing countries, such as Indonesia, which is the focal country in this report, do not have the comprehensive regulations needed to ensure WGE, hindering its development efforts. A key to improving WGE in Indonesia is through the transparency of WGE reporting and data gathering.

This research aims to provide recommendations to the Indonesian government so improvements on mandatory WGE reporting may be put in place for private companies. The approach of this research is to first, identify and analyse the context of WGE and WGE reporting in Indonesia by looking at regulations and policies surrounding WGE by the government and companies and looking at WGE reporting by companies before the regulation was implemented. Secondly, the research explores the benefits of WGE and WGE reporting to encourage the Indonesian government to advance reporting in this space. Thirdly, this report analyses the existing regulations on sustainability reporting to identify and evaluate the gaps on Indonesia’s WGE reporting requirement. This research also presents the Philippines, Vietnam, and Myanmar’s reporting requirements for comparative purposes. Finally, Australia and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) are showcased as a best practice case study when collecting and analysing data surrounding WGE.

Key Findings

  • WGE regulations and WGE reporting requirements in Philippines and Vietnam are much more comprehensive than they are in Indonesia
  • The Indonesian government has been making efforts to advance WGE reporting by mainstreaming the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards and promoting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • However, Indonesia still has a long way to go in catching up with the GRI standards of WGE reporting and especially in catching up with Australia’s WGEA reporting standards.

 

This report was prepared by Nadia Setianto for Investing in Women as part of the Australian National Internships Program. Nadia Setianto is in the process of completing a Bachelor of International Relations degree at the Australian National University.

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