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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Their stories, our impact

    11 August 2016

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

  6. 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.

  7. Green Jobs: Progress Report 2014-2015

    22 July 2016

    This report provides an update on the activities which unfolded in 2014 and 2015 with the continued support of the Green Jobs Programme’s networks and partners.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. ILO Works in Timor-Leste: 2015 results

    02 May 2016

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

  14. Report of The Business Forum: Inclusive Employment Makes Business Sense

    22 April 2016

    This report covers The Business Case of Inclusive Employment: Realising Decent Work & Economic Growth for All, a business forum held by the International Labour Organisation in Jakarta, on March 22, 2016.

  15. ILO Works in Indonesia: 2015 results

    11 April 2016

    Presents the results of the ILO works/activities in Indonesia in 2015.

  16. Assessing the gender pay gap in Asia's garment sector

    31 March 2016

    This paper presents the gender pay gap in the garment, textile and footwear industry in nine developing Asian economies – Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Pakistan, the Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam.

  17. Managing labour mobility: Opportunities and challenges for employers in the ASEAN region

    28 March 2016

    This publication series documents and consolidates the outputs of the regional meetings to better inform employers’ activities, and summarizes the position of employers’ on the priority issues on labour migration in the ASEAN region. It gives the context of these priority areas as well as the policy position papers agreed upon as a result of the regional workshops.

  18. Guide on measuring migration policy impacts in ASEAN

    21 March 2016

    This Guide offers policy-makers and administrators a guide for evaluating how labour migration policies work in practice, based on documented experiences in ASEAN and other parts of the world. It starts with assessing the outcomes of labour market tests used to determine whether the migrant workers requested by employers are really needed.

  19. SCORE Indonesia Case Study: SCORE Training supports growth of a female run business

    07 March 2016

    How SCORE helped Maria Satiautri, Founder & CEO of SPA Factory Bali, to enhance the effectiveness of her organisation and lay the ground stones for future success

  20. Guide for migrant workers: a pocket book (in Bahasa Indonesia)

    03 March 2016

    This book was created as a guide for migrant workers as well for field facilitators (organizer) of migrant workers. This book can be expected to provide information about safe migration mechanisms to avoid trade practices of people.