Bimo Arianto


The Expansion and Socio-Economic Impact of National Social Security System in Indonesia- The Perspective of Policy Makers

Supervisors: Professor Karen Rowlingson and Dr Kelly Hall

Bimo started his professional career as auditor at Accountant Firm since 2004, and then moved to a Social Security Administrator for Employment in 2007 and until recently had the position of Junior Manager of Strategic Planning. This role involved dealing with policy making within the organisation, and seeking to make changes by going to wider policy making process environtment.


  • SE (Bachelor Degree in Economics) – Diponegoro University, Indonesia

  • Akt (Registered Accountant) – The Ministry of Finance, Republic of Indonesia

  • CA (Chartered Accountant) – Indonesia

  • CSEP (Certified Strategy Execution Professional) – Indonesia

  • BSC Cert (Balanced Scorecard Graduate) – USA

  • CAPM (Certified Associate in Project Management) – Project Management Institute

Research interests

  • Social security system

  • Performance of social security

  • Communication and law enforcement of social security

  • Strategy in public sectors

  • Social policy making process

Research Overview

Indonesia had established National Social Security System in 2004, but came into effect in 2014 by launching two providers for the system- BPJS Kesehatan and BPJS Ketenagakerjaan. The former responsible for national healthcare system and the following is responsible for social security for workforce including the Old age benefit, Pension, Work-Related Accident, and Death Benefit. However, these two providers deal with different problems. The first provider is relatively successful in terms of coverage, but having serious problem with its financial sustainability. On the other hand, BPJS Ketenagakerjaan currently financially sustain and potentially grow bigger, but the coverage of members is still not in the optimum stage. One of the factors affecting these conditions is policy. It is interesting to explore how policy makers view this circumstances and how policies regarding this matter were built.

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