The ILO operates a wide range of programmes and projects in Indonesia and Timor-Leste focusing on employment promotion, stopping the exploitation at work and social dialogue. The overall purpose of this technical cooperation is to support implementation of the Decent Work agenda in both countries.


  1. Mentawai Islands Livelihoods Recovery Programme

    1 March 2012 - 31 October 2014

    The programme aims at supporting the recovery of the productive economy in communities affected by the 2010 earthquake and tsunami through supporting recovery of the agriculture and fisheries sectors, facilitating development of the agricultural and fishery value chain and supporting strategic planning on basic service provision, including water and sanitation.

  2. Capacity Building for Employers’ and Workers’ Organizations to Promote Sound Industrial Relations

    18 July 2013 - 30 September 2014

    The Project aims to support work towards achieving the objectives of Indonesia’s Decent Work Country Programme for 2012-2015 on strengthening institutional capacity of employers’ and workers’ organizations to contribute to sound industrial relations according to their respective mandates and responsibilities.

  3. Business Opportunities and Support Services (BOSS) Project - IRL (Timor-Leste)

    1 October 2010 - 30 September 2014

    The Timorese Government, in particular the Ministry of Economy and Development (MED) understands well that Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs) is the engine for growth and poverty reduction. This project will support relevant public and private institutions to deliver need/market oriented services to entrepreneurs, promote a better coordination and alignment of private sector initiatives and contribute to “private-sector-sound” rural development strategy


  1. Supporting Implementation of the “Single Window Service” of the Provincial Social Protection Strategy of East Java and Maluku Province

    1 January - 31 December 2013

    The Project aims to contribute to national efforts to extend social protection, working at the local level to create a Single Window Service (SWS) for service delivery that links existing social protection and employment assistance programmes.

  2. Gender Mainstreaming in the ILO Norway Partnership Agreement (GMP)

    1 July 2012 - 31 December 2013

    The Project aims to create decent work and achieve women’s economic empowerment and gender equality in employment and occupation.

  3. Youth Employment Policy and Programme to Better Equip Young People for School to Work Transition and Enter the World of Work

    1 August 2012 - 31 December 2013

    To better equip young people for school to work transition and enter the world of work.

  4. People-centered Development Programme (PcDP) Phase II: The Implementation of Institutionalizing Sustainable Livelihood Development for Papuan Communities

    1 May 2012 - 31 December 2013

    The Project aims to improve community welfare, in particular of indigenous Papuans through the functioning of local Government and civil society basic systems and processes for sustainable livelihood development in Papua region.

  5. Monitoring and Assessing the Progress of Decent Work (MAP)

    1 January 2009 - 31 December 2013

    The realisation of decent work as a contribution to social justice and reducing poverty and income inequality in developing and transition countries.

  6. Green Livelihood Access for Central Kalimantan’s Inclusive Environmental Response to Climate Change (GLACIER)

    1 September 2012 - 31 August 2013

    The Project aims to improve access to sustainable livelihoods for local communities in the Ex Mega Rice Project (EMRP) area in Central Kalimantan through supporting the implementation of Presidential Instruction No. 2/2007 and the Master Plan for the Rehabilitation and Revitalization of the EMRP.

  7. Assessing and Addressing the Effects of Trade on Employment (ETE) in Indonesia

    1 February 2009 - 30 June 2013

    Analysing and supporting formulation of effective and coherent trade and labour market policies that address the adjustment challenges that workers and employers face and expand opportunities for the creation of decent employment in developing countries.

  8. Promoting Micro and Small Enterprises through Improved Entrepreneurs’ Access to Finance (PROMISE IMPACTS) - Inception Phase

    1 August 2012 - 31 May 2013

    The Project endeavours to address these challenges and promote micro and small enterprise development through improved entrepreneurs’ access to financial services as well as green business services.

  9. Nias Islands Rural Access and Capacity Building Project (RACBP)

    1 October 2009 - 31 March 2013

    This project aims to support the residents in targeted areas on Nias Islands by improving rural transport infrastructure in order to enhance access to economic and social services and facilities.

  10. Community Mobilization for Poverty Reduction and Social Inclusion in Service Delivery (COMPASIS) Project (Timor-Leste)

    1 March 2010 - 28 February 2013

    The UN agencies implementing this project sought the support of the UN Trust Fund for Human Security (UNTFHS) to enable a multi-agency response to the social and economic needs of the vulnerable poverty-stricken local population within the Ermera and Oecusse districts of Timor-Leste. This multifaceted project meets the criteria for the Human Security approach, and is integral to the UN's input into the human security and sustainable development of Timor-Leste


  1. Green Entrepreneurship

    1 September - 31 December 2012

    The ILO Green Jobs programme in Asia and the Pacific aims to enable potential entrepreneurs, particularly youth, to develop sustainable business ideas and promote the creation of green jobs and decent work.

  2. Realizing Minimum Living Standards for Disadvantaged Communities through Peace Building and Village Based Economic Development (PELAGANDONG Project)

    1 January 2009 - 31 December 2012

    The project aims to contribute to poverty reduction and peace building process in the Maluku Province through the development of sustainable livelihoods and economic activities in selected communities.

  3. Youth Employment Promotion Programme (Timor-Leste)

    17 March 2008 - 31 December 2012

    The Government of Timor-Leste is taking a number of important initiatives to enhance education and skills training for young people and to expand the employment opportunities for young people as they enter the labour force. This Programme will support and build upon these initiatives, drawing upon ILO and World Bank expertise and tools in the areas of youth employment, training, entrepreneurship development and labour-intensive works.

  4. Creating Jobs: capacity building for local resource-based road works in selected districts in Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam (NAD) and Nias

    1 March 2006 - 30 November 2012

    The Project’s development objective is to contribute to the restoration of the rural livelihoods in communities of disaster affected populations in Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam (NAD) and Nias.

  5. Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises (SCORE) Project

    1 May 2009 - 1 August 2012

    The development objective of SCORE is that SMEs are more sustainable through being cleaner, more productive and competitive and provide more sustainable and decent employment.

  6. Green Jobs in Asia - Indonesia

    1 August 2010 - 1 July 2012

    To deepen ILO constituents understanding and commitments for the promotion of Gender sensitive green jobs opportunities and a just transition for workers and employers towards a low-carbon, climate resilient, environmentally friendly development in Indonesia.

  7. Promoting Decent Work through Integrating Employment in Industrial Policies and Sectoral Strategies in Southeast Asia

    1 July 2011 - 30 June 2012

    As countries across the Asia and the Pacific region recover from the global economic crisis, many countries are looking to strengthen the foundations for a more inclusive and sustainable future through the promotion of job-rich growth. In Indonesia, the Government is taking forward a pro-growth, pro-poor, pro-job and pro-environment development strategy.