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. What works: good practices from the ILO Education and Skills Training for Youth Employment in Indonesia (EAST) Project

    12 April 2012

    Describes programme activities ranging from broad policy-level activities to practices at the grassroots level in the field. Some of the good practices may only have taken place in a few locations and do not necessarily represent the overall project or programme. The criteria established for the selection of good practices were: Innovative/creative; With clear documented impact; Replicable; Sustainable; Ethical; Efficient.

  2. Local investments for climate change adaptation: Green Jobs through green works

    09 April 2012

    Efforts to mitigate climate change and its impact should be inclusive of poor communities and help them to adapt to the new living and working conditions. Communities can use local resource-based strategies to reduce the impact of development on the climate.

  3. Employment Diagnostic Analysis: a methodological guide

    04 April 2012

    The purpose of the present guide is to provide a tool for context-specific analysis of the dynamics and characteristics of employment and to identify and understand the causes behind the main constraints and challenges, as well as opportunities for increasing productive employment in an inclusive and sustainable manner.

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

    22 March 2012

    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.

  5. Indonesia: An enabling environment for sustainable enterprises (EESE) assessment and a survey on workers’ perceptions

    12 March 2012

    Employment Sector - Employment Report No. 16

  6. ILO Jakarta newsletter, March 2012

    08 March 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.

  7. Decent work in Jakarta: An integrated approach

    06 March 2012

    This paper analyzes trends in urbanization in Jakarta and details a number of policy initiatives being undertaken in the city on the promotion of decent jobs, skills upgrading, and social protection among others, with a view to supporting urbanization in Indonesia that fosters decent work.

  8. Employment Dimension of Trade Liberalization with China: Analysis of the case of Indonesia With Dynamic Social Accounting Matrix

    27 February 2012

    Employment Working Paper No. 112

  9. Gender and the environment: A survey in the manufacturing of machine-parts sector in Indonesia and China

    02 February 2012

    This paper provides important insights into the gender dimensions of work in the factories that the SCORE project trains. Many of these findings can be used to help conduct risk assessment of the health and safety conditions in these factories and ensure that the very real differences between men and women, both physical and psychological, are taken into account when designing procedures and systems to protect workers against these risks.


  1. Social protection floor for a fair and inclusive globalization: executive summary

    15 December 2011

    This report shows how social protection can play a pivotal role in relieving people of the fear of poverty and deprivation, delivering on the promises of the universal Declaration of Human Rights. The extension of social protection, drawing on basic social floors, is a missing piece in a fairer and inclusive globalization.

  2. Overview of major social security legislation

    15 December 2011

    The provision of social security for various sectors and categories of the population, and the types of benefits offered, are governed by various laws, government regulations and ministerial regulations and decrees. The major legislation is described here.

  3. Social protection assessment-based national dialogue in Indonesia

    15 December 2011

    The Social Protection Floor (SPF) is a basic set of rights and transfers that enables and empowers all members of a society to access a minimum of goods and services at all times.

  4. Convention 189 & Recommendation 201 at a glance

    15 December 2011

    Highlights of the provisions of the Domestic Workers Convention No. 189 and Recommendation No. 201. These new standards, adopted in June 2011, are a strong recognition of the economic and social value of domestic work and a call for action to address the existing exclusions of domestic workers from labour and social protection. Given that most domestic workers are women, the new standards are an important step to advance gender equality in the world of work and ensure women’s equal rights and protection under the law.

  5. Brochure of Green Jobs in Asia project

    07 December 2011

    The brochure for the Green Jobs in Asia project outlines the objectives, strategy and components of this technical cooperation initiative. The project aims to assist five Asian countries in shifting to a low-carbon, environmentally friendly and climate resilient economy that helps accelerate the jobs recovery, reduce social gaps, support development goals and realize decent work.

  6. Employment dimension of trade liberalization with China: analysis of the case of Indonesia with dynamic social accounting matrix

    01 December 2011

    The ASEAN – China FTA raises concerns regarding its employment impact in Indonesia. The loss of millions of jobs has been predicted as a consequence of the final liberalization round, though few studies on ACFTA consider employment explicitly.

  7. Factsheet on access to health care benefit for people living with HIV in Indonesia

    01 December 2011

    People living with HIV (PLHIV) in Indonesia are often employed by micro and small businesses in the informal economy and depend on these to sustain themselves and their families. As a result, they are not protected by social security system and lack of access to proper health care and benefit.

  8. Building a future with decent work: the historic year for the ILO and Indonesia

    25 November 2011

    ILO Special Edition on 100th Session of the International Labour Conference

  9. Reducing Poverty and Building Peace for a better Maluku

    21 November 2011

    Special edition on ILO/UNIDO Pelagandong Project

  10. Decent Work Country Profile - Indonesia

    11 November 2011

    The Indonesian government has made employment generation one of its main policy objectives for its National Midterm Development Plan, 2010-2014. However, recent progress in this area has been mixed. The political landscape has been marked by democratic transition and an ambitious programme of decentralization. The economy has faced several major crises together with the structural transition from agriculture to services. The great economic, social and political transformations of the past 15 years have had significant impacts on the labour market. Fundamental changes began in 1998 with a labour law reform programme and the key Manpower Act of 2003, which provides overarching legislative support for labour relations and further laws concerning trade unions and the settlements of disputes. The Decent Work Country Profile for Indonesia aims at critically assessing progress towards the achievement of decent work in Indonesia and at further informing social dialogue at the national level.

  11. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

    10 November 2011