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. Smallholder to enterprise transition

    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. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Youth employment policy summary - Indonesia

    01 November 2016

    Youth employment policy summary for Indonesia.

  8. 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.

  9. Does the combination of vocational and business management training produce extra benefits?

    13 October 2016

  10. Migration in ASEAN in figures: The International Labour Migration Statistics (ILMS) Database in ASEAN

    26 September 2016

    The International Labour Organization’s (ILO) ASEAN TRIANGLE Project, funded by Canada, launched the International Labour Migration Statistics (ILMS) Database in December 2014. The statistical tables presented in this booklet include data on migration and labour migration in the ASEAN region. The sources used include UNDESA, Trends in international migrant stock, Rev. 2013, World Bank, Global Bilateral Migration Database 2015 and the ILMS Database ILOSTAT (Special collections: Migration)

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. Gender equality in labour migration law, policy and management (GEM Toolkit)

    16 September 2016

    The Gender equality in labour migration laws, policy and management GEM Toolkits is a set of nine practical tools, developed by the International Labour Organization (ILO) to facilitate the implementation of gender mainstreaming strategies in labour migration and related employment, social protection, and equality laws, policies, programmes, projects, as well as in day-to-day labour migration management practices.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. Regional guidelines on the return and reintegration of migrant workers participating in the Employment Permit System of the Republic of Korea

    25 August 2016

    Since 2012, the ILO-Korea Partnership Programme labour migration component has focused on migration and development. Research and national and regional workshops have focused on return and reintegration, leading to the development and adoption of these Regional Guidelines on Return and Reintegration Programmes.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. Their stories, our impact

    11 August 2016

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

  20. 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.