The ILO publishes a wide range of books, reports, working papers, training manuals, CD-ROMs, videos and flash movies, relevant to Indonesia and Timor-Leste. Some of these can be downloaded directly. Others can be requested or purchased in hard copy from the ILO Library in Jakarta.


  1. Tackling child labour in Indonesia through education: Report of a partners meeting held at ILO Jakarta, 23 January 2013

    23 January 2013

    The projects work in Indonesia has focused on a number of local Action programmes which address situations of child labour by promoting access to education and training.

  2. Women in leadership: research on barriers to employment and decent work for women. Literature review

    16 January 2013

    To provide a summary of the scholarship on gender inequality, labor market participation and barriers that women face in accessing the formal economy and from within the formal economy.

  3. Tripartite National Launch Event of the Indonesia Decent Work Country Profile - Report

    14 January 2013

    The attached document is the official report of the national level launch event of the Indonesia Decent Work Country Profile –the main statistical and legal profile produced at the national level under the MAP project. Using most recent data from recognized and authoritative national sources and prepared jointly by a team of consultants from the University of Indonesia and the ILO Jakarta, the Decent Work Profile provides a first consolidated view of the decent work landscape in the country, as represented in the recent data trends, as well as a baseline assessment of recent progress made in the various components of decent work.


  1. UNIDO - ILO Maluku Pelagandong Project. PELAGANDONG - Peace building and village based economic development and governance

    31 December 2012

    Brief info on the project's progress as of March 2012 for the closing event.

  2. Guidelines to develop a women's microfinance institution (LKMP) in Maluku (in Bahasa Indonesia)

    31 December 2012

    This guide is a follow-up of government programs in order to reduce the level of poverty that is focused on economic empowerment of women through the development of Microfinance Institutions and is expected to be a reference for Provincial and Regency / City Government in following the development of Women's Microfinance Institutions in Maluku.

  3. Workshop report: Employment Diagnostic Analysis workshop at Maros, Maros, 22-23 November 2012.

    31 December 2012

    Aimed at delivering assistance for better development planning process based on the principle of knowledge sharing among the stakeholders that have interests in employment issues at local level and encourage them to participate in the employment program planning and implementation.

  4. Reportage child labour around us 2012

    15 December 2012

    Articles compiled in the publication were part of the ILO’s media fellowship. The fellowship was part of the campaign conducted by the ILO through its Child Labour and Education Project, funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands.

  5. DIALOGUE Working Paper No. 43, "Non-standard work, social dialogue and collective bargaining in Indonesia"

    14 December 2012

    The paper provides an overview of the situations facing informal, contract and outsourced workers, and how labour law regulates their terms and conditions of work. It analyses both legal and practical constraints in organizing such workers and the challenges to promoting effective social dialogue and collective bargaining. It also examines how the financial crisis has affected these workers negatively. Interestingly, the number of collective agreements increased in Indonesia during the early years of the crisis, but the trade unions’ priority was to secure the jobs of permanent workers.

  6. Summary - Decent Work Country Profile - Indonesia

    14 December 2012

    The summary of the Decent Work Country Profile in Indonesia is a first analysis of the four dimensions of decent work as defined in the DW Agenda: rights at work, employment promotion, social protection and social dialogue. This study analyzes the legislative and statistical information available, compiling existing national data. A priority of the Government is to produce relevant and reliable indicators to measure decent work and ensure better monitoring and evaluation of country-specific policies.

  7. ILO Jakarta newsletter, December 2012

    10 December 2012

    Illustrates the broad range of programmes and activities of the ILO in Indonesia, many of which are directly relevant to the national social and economic goals of the Government.

  8. Social protection assessment based national dialogue: towards a nationally defined social protection floor in Indonesia

    06 December 2012

    Description of existing social security and social protection schemes for each of the four social protection floor guarantees, identification of policy gaps and implementation issues, recommendations, rapid costing exercise to estimate the cost of completing the social protection floor.

  9. Workshop report: Employment Diagnostic Analysis workshop at Tuban, Tuban, 8-10 October 2012.

    30 November 2012

    Aimed at delivering assistance for better development planning process based on the principle of knowledge sharing among the stakeholders that have interests in employment issues at local level and encourage them to participate in the employment program planning and implementation.

  10. Harapan sepanjang jalan - Roads to hope (Bilingual)

    13 November 2012

    This picture book tells such approach could empowers and create ownership from the communities who also involved as workers, the local contractors as employers and the respected authorized local governments. It outlines the gradual transformation from the simple cash-for-work into revitalization of effective infrastructure works in development phase. More important, it has been proven effective in creating jobs through rural infrastructure investments and in opening access for people reside in remote and disadvantaged areas.

  11. Rebuilding livelihoods of Mentawai Islands after the 2010 tsunami and earthquakes

    10 October 2012

    Special edition of ILO Jakarta on ILO Mentawai Project

  12. Indonesia Decent Work Country Programme 2012-2015

    19 September 2012

    The DWCP 2012-2015 reaffirms the following three priority areas: employment creation, industrial relations and social protection, with their corresponding outcomes, strategies, indicators and targets. It reflects the current socioeconomic context, national priorities of Indonesia, and the ILO mandate and the priorities of the ILO Constituents.

  13. Validation Workshop of the Indonesia Decent Work Country Profile

    30 August 2012

    A Tripartite Validation Workshop of the Indonesia Decent Work Country Profile was held in Jakarta from 27 to 28 June 2011, to give the opportunity to constituents to discuss the main results of the study and to advise on final amendments before its publication. The Profile provides comprehensive data on decent work for stakeholders in Indonesia and can be used as an important advocacy tool for policy making. The economic crisis and the need to achieve a sustainable recovery based on inclusive growth have increased the importance of efforts to measure decent work (and thus, the importance of these profiles). In July 2009, the International Labour Conference adopted the Global Jobs Pact which proposes policy responses for job creation; mitigating the impact of unemployment; and promoting balanced and sustainable growth. Several Government agencies such as the Ministry of Manpower and Transmigration (MoMT), the National Development Planning Agency (BAPPENAS), the Ministry of Finance (MoF), the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT), Statistics Indonesia (BPS); representatives from employers’ associations (APINDO and ABADI), and the confederations of trade unions (KSBSI, KSPI, and KSPSI) were involved in the validation workshop. The stakeholders discussed the main results of the Profile and the way forward to use the Profile for policy design and advocacy, national development planning, and the monitoring of the country’s Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP).

  14. Case studies of policy coherence initiatives in developing Asia

    21 August 2012

    This paper highlights four case studies of national efforts in developing Asia towards greater policy coherence and coordination, ranging from institutional cooperation in poverty reduction programmes to integrated macroeconomic and social protection policy responses to the global economic crisis. Each case study features lessons and insights that other countries can consider when pursuing similar initiatives.

  15. ILO-World Bank Joint Synthesis Report: Inventory of Policy Responses to the Financial and Economic Crisis

    03 August 2012

  16. Snapshot Summary - Decent Work Country Profile - Indonesia

    01 August 2012

  17. Indonesia Baseline Report: Worker Perspectives from the Factory and Beyond

    31 July 2012

    Synthesizes worker survey results with country, regional and industry-specific trends. The purpose of this is to identify how Better Work Indonesia could affect workers’ lives inside and outside of the factory, and devise programme innovations accordingly.