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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. Children belong in school

    30 September 2011

    A self-learning guide for junior high school teachers committed to keeping children in school and out of child labour.

  2. Employment diagnostic analysis: Maluku, Indonesia

    27 September 2011

    Employment Working Paper No. 98

  3. Tales of survival: migrant domestic workers’ stories in their own words

    24 September 2011

    These are the stories of Indonesian migrant domestic workers and their families whose realities turn out to be far removed from their dreams. Their stories have became familiar to us through TV screens and newspaper headlines over the last few years. But in spite of the hardships and unbearable suffering they have endured, they refuse to be defeated, and they continue to speak out publicly for the sake of saving other migrant domestic workers from the same fate.

  4. Facts on disability and child labour - a fact sheet

    21 September 2011

    Few studies have explored the linkages between disability and child labour. Common wisdom, rather than empirical evidence, tends to shape policymakers’ views on the subject. This fact sheet is an attempt to summarize the data available, and provide an overview of the subject both from a global perspective and in the context of Indonesia in particular.

  5. Child labour and education in Papuan communities - policy brief

    21 September 2011

    Child labour cases in Papua are the second highest in Indonesia, according to the 2008 Very Poor Household Survey (Survey RTSM) conducted by Indonesia’s Ministry of Social Affairs (MoSA). A total of 130,000 child labourers were said to be registered in Papua (75,000 boys and 55,000 girls), of whom 80,000 were 15 years old or younger.

  6. Employment diagnostic analysis: Nusa Tenggara Timur, Indonesia

    12 September 2011

    Employment Working Paper No. 95

  7. Youth Rights @ Work: a facilitator’s guide by and for Indonesian trade unions

    31 August 2011

    The guide is part of an initiative that reaches out to youth in the formal and informal economy, to increase awareness of their rights, to empower them to join a labour union and to encourage them to take a stand for their rights.

  8. Promoting gender equality in the world of work "gender mainstreaming activities of ILO-Jakarta"

    22 August 2011

    The Special Edition documents and highlights main activities and achievements conducted under the RBSA Project on Gender Equality Promotion during the year of 2009 and 2010. As an addition to the activities, the Special Edition also highlights stories of women from various ILO's Projects which have also focused on women's empowerment.

  9. Review on legislations, policies and programs for the elimination of child labor in Indonesia

    15 August 2011

    This paper reviews the progress made and existing gaps in legislations, policies, and programs to eliminate WFCL in Indonesia for the past 10 years. A desk review was conducted to examine related papers and documents.

  10. A child can grow, an economy can grow - sustainable CSR on child labour for a sustainable economy

    12 August 2011

    One of the ILO Jakarta activities through IPEC Project is to mobilize CSR to engage in effort in elimination of child labour. The objectives of this IPEC activity are among other raising business community awareness labour related issues, attempting to mainstream child labour concerns to CSR policies strengthening cooperation between child rights/child welfare NGOs, private sector’s CSR governmental institutions so that the identified social needs can be fulfilled in future activities and policy.

  11. Convention No. 189 - Questions and answers

    10 August 2011

    This short factsheet will help you understand what Convention No. 189 is, who it covers, and what minimum standards it sets.

  12. Guidelines for school counsellors – supporting the job and education decisions of young Indonesians

    31 July 2011

    Progress in the education and skills levels of youth are not sufficient enough to reduce unemployment if the education choices of students are not in line with the demands of the labour market. Providing support to youth when they have to make tough choices on what school to join, or what job to take, helps to bridge this gap. This manual is intended to help reconcile the education choices of young Indonesians with the jobs that are available on the market.

  13. Equivalency education and decent work - policy brief

    31 July 2011

    The non-formal system of Equivalency Education (EE) is designed to give school dropouts a second chance to get an education and to prepare them for further education or for the labour market.

  14. One roof school program and its impact on child labour: a case study in Sukabumi District

    31 July 2011

    Indonesia is one of the countries committed to achieving Education for All (EFA) and in its effort to achieve EFA, the Government of Indonesia, among others, launched the ONE ROOF SCHOOL PROGRAM in 2005. One roof schools are where junior secondary education (JSE) of 3 class rooms is built on the same site as a primary school. Where funding is not available to build new classrooms, one roof school function using the primary school building in the afternoon and many one roof schools are using their primary schools teachers to teach JSE students. Primary and Junior Secondary School can be managed by one management, or by two separate managements.

  15. Promoting decent work for all: opening training and employment opportunities for persons with disabilities - Reader on disability

    25 July 2011

    This Reader Kit is prepared by the ILO as a resource for participants and organizations in supporting decent work for people with disabilities, and in particular for the upcoming multi-stakeholder national workshop in Jakarta.

  16. Factsheet on industrial disputes settlement - Industrial dispute resolution in Indonesia: changes and challenges

    12 July 2011

    Brief information regarding industrial dispute settlement in Indonesia.

  17. 4 in 1 - training handbook for non-formal training providers

    30 June 2011

    The “4 in 1 Approach” developed by the Government of Indonesia’s Ministry of National Education and the ILO seeks to address some of the key challenges faced in the skills development system for out-of-school youth by focusing on orienting skills training to market demand and by providing a comprehensive training package designed for out-of-school youth to enable them to access jobs and start their own businesses.

  18. Indonesian employment development

    14 June 2011

    This book, published in conjunction with the President of Indonesia’s visit to the 100th International Labour Conference, presents the development of employment in Indonesia and the evolution of the Government’s policies concerning this sector.

  19. Coverage of domestic workers by key working conditions laws

    13 June 2011

    This document is part of a series of briefs on issues and approaches to promoting decent work for domestic workers.

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