Labour and social trends in Indonesia 2011: Promoting job-rich growth in provinces

The fourth issue of the Labour and Social Trends in Indonesia focuses on employment growth in provinces. Indonesia has maintained positive economic growth for over a decade and this trend is forecasted to continue with acceleration in economic expansion. It is obvious that bright opportunities lie ahead of Indonesia.

This report focuses on job-rich growth at the province level. The underlying theme of this report “promoting job-rich growth in provinces” is derived from a guiding policy principle of the current Government, “pro-employment and pro-poor” growth. Given the considerable diversity in socio-economic conditions among Indonesian provinces, realizing inclusive and job-rich growth requires suitable policy interventions at the local levels, which correspond to distinct challenges in employment creation in the locality. Indonesia’s centralized governance adds another reason for devoting more efforts to labour market analysis at the local level.