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. Enhancing the capacity of local partners

    22 November 2016

    In this case study, we will explain the impact of the Decent Work for Food Security and Sustainable Rural Development (DW4FS) on the farmers and other community members that we have been working with in NTT.

  2. Creating impact for farmers

    22 November 2016

    In this case study, we will explain the impact of the Decent Work for Food Security and Sustainable Rural Development (DW4FS) on the farmers and other community members that we have been working with in NTT.

  3. Non-standard employment around the world: Understanding challenges, shaping prospects

    16 November 2016

    The report analyses the incidence and trends of non-standard forms of employment globally and explores the reasons behind this phenomenon, including changes in the world of work brought about by globalization and social change.

  4. Structural transformation and jobs in Timor-Leste

    15 November 2016

    Structural transformation is described as the reallocation of economic activity across broad economic sectors such as agriculture, industry and services. A key feature of structural transformation is an increase in the share of employment in industry and services with concurrent reduction of workers in the agriculture sector. Typically, a large segment of the labour force in low-income countries is engaged in subsistence agriculture.

  5. Timor-Leste labour force surveys 2010 and 2013: main trends based on harmonized data

    15 November 2016

    Since the country became independent, Timor-Leste has carried out two national labour force surveys (LFS) in 2010 and 2013 for measuring employment, unemployment and related labour market characteristics. Although the questionnaires of the two surveys were essentially identical, the data were processed differently.

  6. Transformation of women at work in Asia: An unfinished development agenda

    31 October 2016

    This book examines the drivers of, and barriers to, participation of women in the Asian labour market for its socio-economic development and structural transformation.

  7. Strengthening national leadership through the Embedded Approach in Timor-Leste

    19 September 2016

    This paper provides an overview of selected lessons learned from the ILO’s involvement in fragile Timor-Leste. In particular it focuses on the embedded approach and its significance for the sustained engagement of the ILO in Timor-Leste.

  8. ILO Jakarta special edition on PROPEL-Indonesia

    16 September 2016

    Decent work is the ILO primary goal for everyone, including persons with disabilities. The ILO has worked for over 50 years to promote skills development and employment opportunities for people with disabilities based on the principles of equal opportunity, equal treatment, mainstreaming into vocational rehabilitation.

  9. Universal old-age and disability pensions: Timor-Leste

    31 August 2016

    Despite being one of the youngest and poorest countries of the region, Timor-Leste has offered a universal social pension to its senior citizens and persons with disabilities since 2008. Almost all persons above 60 years and about one in five persons with disabilities participate in the scheme. The pensions support the well-being of beneficiaries and contribute to reducing overall poverty.

  10. Financing social protection through contributions and the removal of fuel subsidy: Indonesia

    31 August 2016

    Indonesia reprioritized its spending by cutting expensive fuel subsidies and successfully managed the political resistance by putting in place a compensatory scheme supporting low income families, while in parallel also working on the extension of social protection by supporting the creation of a universal healthcare system and extending coverage.

  11. Indonesia labour market outlook August 2016

    22 August 2016

    Indonesia is currently weathering the global decline in commodity prices and corresponding slowdowns among its major trading partners. These factors have weighed heavily on the growth outlook – reducing the likelihood of achieving 7 per cent growth by 2018 – with severe ramifications for the labour market.

  12. Weak minimum wage compliance in Asia’s garment industry

    11 August 2016

    Minimum wages can be an important part of the policy toolkit to meet the needs of workers and their families. However, minimum wages do not adequately fulfill this role if non-compliance is widespread. This research note shows that a large proportion of workers in the garment, footwear, and textiles sector in seven garment-exporting countries in Asia are paid below the minimum wage.

  13. Their stories, our impact

    11 August 2016

    A series of human stories on entrepreneurship and business development of the ILO-BOSS Project

  14. Promoting and Building Social Protection in Asia (3rd phase): Extending Social Security Coverage in ASEAN (2016-2018): Project Fact sheet

    05 August 2016

    Supported by the Government of Japan.

  15. ILO Jakarta newsletter, July 2016

    21 July 2016

    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.

  16. SCORE China Case Study: Meiyue Knitting Company is a brighter place to work

    01 July 2016

    By listening to employee suggestions Meiyue Knitting Company in Nanxun District, China, the enterprise reduced electricity costs while brightening up the workplace for staff members.

  17. Mobilizing the private sector to deliver HIV prevention, treatment and care in high prevalence areas of Papua and West Papua

    20 June 2016

    Brief information about the ILO's technical assistance, funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) of the Government of Australia, to the Provincial Manpower Offices in Papua and West Papua to increase private sector adherence to existing national and provincial policies on HIV in the workplace.

  18. Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) Timor-Leste 2016-2020

    31 May 2016

    The Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) for Timor-Leste 2016-2020 serves as a framework to support Government of Timor-Leste to achieve its National Strategic Development Plan (SDP) 2011-2030.

  19. Study on discrimination at work on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in Indonesia

    16 May 2016

    The report identifies both good practices, and the multiple types of discrimination facing LGBT persons in the workplace, and outlines how the ILO can work with governments, and workers’ and employers’ organizations to promote rights, diversity and tolerance in the world of work.

  20. ILO Works in Timor-Leste: 2015 results

    02 May 2016

    Presents the results of the ILO works/activities in Timor-Leste in 2015.