Monitoring and assessing progress towards decent work at the country-level is an important concern for the ILO and its constituents. Against this background, the ILO Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalization (2008) details that member States may consider “the establishment of appropriate indicators or statistics, if necessary with the assistance of the ILO, to monitor and evaluate the progress made” (Paragraph II.B.ii.).
In response to member states requests on technical cooperation to support measuring progress towards decent work, the ILO, with funding from the European Union, is implementing the ILO/EC Project “Monitoring and Assessing Progress on Decent Work (MAP)”. Over a period of four years (2009 to 2012), the MAP project works with government agencies (including Ministries of Labour and National Statistical Offices), workers’ and employers’ organizations and research institutions to strengthen the capacity of developing and transition countries to self-monitor and self-assess progress towards decent work. Indonesia is one of ten countries globally to implement the MAP project.
Through the Decent Work Country Profile for Indonesia the constituents can take stock of the progress made in Indonesia since 1996, and the remaining challenges and the policies required to address them. The Profile covers eleven thematic areas of decent work, and draws on relevant statistics and presents important aspects of the legal framework for decent work in Indonesia. The draft of the Profile has been discussed at the Tripartite Validation Workshop of the Indonesia Decent Work Country Profile, which took place on 27-28 June 2011.
The launch event intends to disseminate the key findings of the profile to policymakers, social partners, researchers and development agencies and to convey ILO’s messages to general public through the media.
Around 50 participants will be invited and participated. The meeting will target policymakers from the Government Ministries in particular the Ministry of Manpower and Transmigration; the National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas), and other technical ministries, as well as representatives from the Employers Association of Indonesia (Apindo), and the trade unions, statisticians from Statistics Indonesia (BPS) and some of the international organizations.