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. DIALOGUE Working Paper No. 43, "Non-standard work, social dialogue and collective bargaining in Indonesia"

    14 December 2012

    The paper provides an overview of the situations facing informal, contract and outsourced workers, and how labour law regulates their terms and conditions of work. It analyses both legal and practical constraints in organizing such workers and the challenges to promoting effective social dialogue and collective bargaining. It also examines how the financial crisis has affected these workers negatively. Interestingly, the number of collective agreements increased in Indonesia during the early years of the crisis, but the trade unions’ priority was to secure the jobs of permanent workers.

  2. Summary - Decent Work Country Profile - Indonesia

    14 December 2012

    The summary of the Decent Work Country Profile in Indonesia is a first analysis of the four dimensions of decent work as defined in the DW Agenda: rights at work, employment promotion, social protection and social dialogue. This study analyzes the legislative and statistical information available, compiling existing national data. A priority of the Government is to produce relevant and reliable indicators to measure decent work and ensure better monitoring and evaluation of country-specific policies.

  3. ILO Jakarta newsletter, December 2012

    10 December 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.

  4. Social protection assessment based national dialogue: towards a nationally defined social protection floor in Indonesia

    06 December 2012

    Description of existing social security and social protection schemes for each of the four social protection floor guarantees, identification of policy gaps and implementation issues, recommendations, rapid costing exercise to estimate the cost of completing the social protection floor.

  5. Workshop report: Employment Diagnostic Analysis workshop at Tuban, Tuban, 8-10 October 2012.

    30 November 2012

    Aimed at delivering assistance for better development planning process based on the principle of knowledge sharing among the stakeholders that have interests in employment issues at local level and encourage them to participate in the employment program planning and implementation.

  6. Harapan sepanjang jalan - Roads to hope (Bilingual)

    13 November 2012

    This picture book tells such approach could empowers and create ownership from the communities who also involved as workers, the local contractors as employers and the respected authorized local governments. It outlines the gradual transformation from the simple cash-for-work into revitalization of effective infrastructure works in development phase. More important, it has been proven effective in creating jobs through rural infrastructure investments and in opening access for people reside in remote and disadvantaged areas.

  7. Rebuilding livelihoods of Mentawai Islands after the 2010 tsunami and earthquakes

    10 October 2012

    Special edition of ILO Jakarta on ILO Mentawai Project

  8. Indonesia Decent Work Country Programme 2012-2015

    19 September 2012

    The DWCP 2012-2015 reaffirms the following three priority areas: employment creation, industrial relations and social protection, with their corresponding outcomes, strategies, indicators and targets. It reflects the current socioeconomic context, national priorities of Indonesia, and the ILO mandate and the priorities of the ILO Constituents.

  9. Validation Workshop of the Indonesia Decent Work Country Profile

    30 August 2012

    A Tripartite Validation Workshop of the Indonesia Decent Work Country Profile was held in Jakarta from 27 to 28 June 2011, to give the opportunity to constituents to discuss the main results of the study and to advise on final amendments before its publication. The Profile provides comprehensive data on decent work for stakeholders in Indonesia and can be used as an important advocacy tool for policy making. The economic crisis and the need to achieve a sustainable recovery based on inclusive growth have increased the importance of efforts to measure decent work (and thus, the importance of these profiles). In July 2009, the International Labour Conference adopted the Global Jobs Pact which proposes policy responses for job creation; mitigating the impact of unemployment; and promoting balanced and sustainable growth. Several Government agencies such as the Ministry of Manpower and Transmigration (MoMT), the National Development Planning Agency (BAPPENAS), the Ministry of Finance (MoF), the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT), Statistics Indonesia (BPS); representatives from employers’ associations (APINDO and ABADI), and the confederations of trade unions (KSBSI, KSPI, and KSPSI) were involved in the validation workshop. The stakeholders discussed the main results of the Profile and the way forward to use the Profile for policy design and advocacy, national development planning, and the monitoring of the country’s Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP).

  10. Case studies of policy coherence initiatives in developing Asia

    21 August 2012

    This paper highlights four case studies of national efforts in developing Asia towards greater policy coherence and coordination, ranging from institutional cooperation in poverty reduction programmes to integrated macroeconomic and social protection policy responses to the global economic crisis. Each case study features lessons and insights that other countries can consider when pursuing similar initiatives.

  11. ILO-World Bank Joint Synthesis Report: Inventory of Policy Responses to the Financial and Economic Crisis

    03 August 2012

  12. Snapshot Summary - Decent Work Country Profile - Indonesia

    01 August 2012

  13. Indonesia Baseline Report: Worker Perspectives from the Factory and Beyond

    31 July 2012

    Synthesizes worker survey results with country, regional and industry-specific trends. The purpose of this is to identify how Better Work Indonesia could affect workers’ lives inside and outside of the factory, and devise programme innovations accordingly.

  14. Trade and employment in services in Indonesia: policy brief

    12 July 2012

    This study investigates the growth of services in Indonesia linkages with other sectors in terms of value-added and employment using statistics from the national accounts, trade and labour force data and input-output data.

  15. Trade and employment in services: the case of Indonesia

    12 July 2012

    This study examines the importance of the services sector and its linkages with other sectors in terms of value-added and employment from the national accounts, trade and labour force data and the input-output data as well as associated government policies for employment in Indonesia. It focuses on international trade and investment in services, international migration, and policies affecting employment in service sector trade agreements (especially in Mode 4, which is on the movement of ‘natural’ persons).

  16. Report on value chain analysis of the cattle sector in Bobonaro and Lautem districts, Timor-Leste

    20 June 2012

    The ILO's Business Opportunities and Support Services (BOSS) project, which resort under the Ministry of Economy and Development (MED), initiated a participatory value chain analysis using the ILO approach to Value Chain Development for Decent Work. The cattle sector in Lautem and Bobonaro districts had been selected by the District Economic Forum as the most potential sector for creating more income and employment opportunities for the poor communities in these districts.

  17. Understanding children’s work and youth employment outcomes in Indonesia

    20 June 2012

  18. Understanding children’s work and youth employment outcomes in Indonesia: executive summary

    20 June 2012

    The report was developed jointly by the Government and the three UCW partner agencies. As such, it provides an important common basis for action in addressing child labour and youth employment issues. Part 1 of the report focuses on understanding children’s work and Part 2 on understanding youth employment outcomes. Part 3 of the report addresses national responses to child labour and youth employment concerns.

  19. Measuring decent work in Indonesia - the decent work country profile at a glance

    25 May 2012

    This summary is part of an ILO and European Commission project in nine countries "Monitoring and Assessing Progress on Decent Work (MAP)" to support better measurement of decent work in developing and transition countries.

  20. Youth voices from Asia and the Pacific

    18 May 2012

    Between December 2011 and May 2012, the ILO has consulted young people from around the globe to gather their inputs to an International Youth Forum in Geneva, ahead of the 101st International Labour Conference for which a key focus is youth employment. As part of this global process, 13 national youth employment consultation events took place in Asia and the Pacific. This report summarises the key messages brought by young people and policy makers.