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. Manual business management labour-based technology for rural road works

    01 March 2016

    This manual has been developed to complement the training materials developed by IADE for the National Certificate "Managing Small Construction Bids and Contracts". It is intended for use by directors, engineers and administrative staff of companies involved in the rural road construction works.

  2. Manual pavement labour-based technology for rural road works

    01 March 2016

    This Manual comprises two parts; Part 1 one covers Rigid Pavements and Part 2 covers Flexible Bituminous pavements and has been prepared for the training and accreditation of small scale domestic contractors and their staff in the construction of specific types of rigid and flexible pavements suitable for rural road construction in Timor Leste through the use of Labour-Based Technology.

  3. Trainer's guide pavement labour-based technology for rural road works

    01 March 2016

    These training guidelines for training of small scale contractors in the construction of rigid and flexible pavements using a predominately Labour Based approach have been developed to assist trainers in planning, organizing and implementing the training program.

  4. Working within institutions in fragile settings: strengthening national leadership through the embedded approach in Timor-Leste

    22 February 2016

    This paper provides an overview of selected lessons learnt from the ILO’s involvement in fragile Timor-Leste. In particular it focuses on the embedded approach, also referred to as the working within approach, and its significance for the sustained engagement of the ILO in Timor-Leste.

  5. Social Dialogue in Asia-Pacific

    19 February 2016

    This research note provides a brief overview of the different social dialogue models in Asia-Pacific and analyses the economic and social trends in social dialogue in the region.

  6. Frequently asked questions about Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

    16 February 2016

    Answers to the questions frequently asked about SDGs

  7. "No One Should Work This Way" Preventing the Abuse of Domestic Workers

    08 February 2016

    The brochure covers pictures and stories of women who have been abused while working as domestic workers in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Nepal and the Philippines.

  8. Checklist - Guidance on improvements of occupational safety and health in household environment for the employers and domestic workers

    05 February 2016

    This guide can help workers perform independent monitoring on the working conditions and take corrective action voluntarily. The checklist is expected to help employers and domestic workers create a culture of safety and health in the household environment, so that the number of accidents can be minimized.

  9. Guidelines for a just transition towards environmentally sustainable economies and societies for all

    02 February 2016

    These Guidelines are both a policy framework and a practical tool to help countries at all levels of development manage the transition to low-carbon economies and can also help them achieve their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) and the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.

  10. Working hours in the global garment industry

    20 January 2016

    This research note provides an overview of working hours in the garment sector in major apparel exporting economies. It shows that garment exporters have a range of different limits on normal working hours, overtime work, and penalty rates for overtime, as well as different annual leave and public holidays.

  11. What Does the Minimum Wage Do in Developing Countries? A Review of Studies and Methodologies

    14 January 2016

  12. Non-standard forms of employment in some Asian countries: A study of wages and working conditions of temporary workers

    02 January 2016


  1. Minimum wages in the global garment industry: Update for 2015

    17 December 2015

    This research note compares minimum wage levels for garment workers across major apparel-exporting middle and low income economies for 2015. The rates of change in minimum wages between 2014 and 2015 are also compared.

  2. Empowering women homeworkers from invisibility to leaders

    16 December 2015

    Experiences, good practices and lessons from Indonesia in promoting decent work for homeworkers

  3. Recommendations for promoting decent work for home-based workers

    16 December 2015

    Based on findings of researches and studies ILO/MAMPU Project

  4. Empowering women homeworkers from invisibility to leaders

    16 December 2015

    Experiences, good practices and lessons from North Sumatera in promoting decent work for homeworkers

  5. Indonesia: homeworkers and enterprises - survey findings

    16 December 2015

    Shares information on the characteristics of enterprises and provides information that could be used to strengthen the competitiveness of enterprises, while improving the welfare of workers with whom they cooperate.

  6. Indonesia: homeworkers and intermediaries - survey findings

    16 December 2015

    Shares information on the key characteristics of intermediaries and provides information that could be used to improve the working conditions of these homeworkers.

  7. A study on the practices of employers in engaging homeworkers in West Java and Central Java Provinces

    16 December 2015

    This report presents the findings from the study as well as recommendations for APINDO and other relevant stakeholders to promote decent work for homeworkers.

  8. Homeworkers in Indonesia Results from the homeworker: mapping study in North Sumatra, West Java, Central Java, Yogyakarta, East Java and Banten

    16 December 2015

    To obtain information on the situations and working conditions of homeworkers, so that the information can be used by relevant stakeholders including policy makers, employers, trade unions, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and homeworkers’ organizations in their work to improve the living and working conditions of homeworkers in Indonesia.