Independent Evaluation of the ILO's Decent Work Country Programme for Indonesia: 2006-2009

This report presents analyses, findings and recommendations of the independent evaluation of the ILO’s Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) in Indonesia, conducted in early 2009. The DWCP is managed and delivered through the ILO Office in Jakarta. The evaluation reviews ILO’s performance from 2006 to 2009. During this period, 40 ILO projects were implemented with a total value of over US$70 million. The evaluation focuses on the ILO’s strategic positioning in the country, its approach to setting an ILO agenda, as well as the composition, implementation, and evolution of ILO national strategies as they relate to the Decent Work Agenda.

The evaluation concluded that despite a challenging environment, the ILO in Indonesia has done well. Indonesia has ratified 18 conventions, including all of the fundamental conventions, and the ILO has earned a recognized comparative advantage and a solid reputation as the best source in the country for policy advice regarding labour issues. It has maintained social dialogue among its tripartite constituents through difficult times, and it has expanded its partnerships to include several other agencies of the Government of Indonesia beyond the traditional Ministry of Manpower and Transmigration.

In particular, the ILO in Indonesia has accrued an impressive array of financial and human resources. During the period covered by this evaluation, it motivated 17 different donors to contribute over $70 million for 40 separate technical cooperation projects. This is more technical cooperation funding than any other ILO Country Office and, in this regard, Indonesia might serve as a model for other ILO offices. The 109 staff members are well regarded for their expertise and abilities to implement projects, and the office’s delivery rate (76 per cent) is among the best.