Validation Workshop of the Indonesia Decent Work Country Profile

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).