A new initiative

Promoting sustainable and inclusive growth through industrial relations in Indonesia

The InSIGHT Project aims to promote mechanisms and practical approaches that enable industries and workplaces to become drivers of sustainable and inclusive growth in the Asian region.

News | 17 March 2016
With support from the Government of Japan, the ILO initiated a regional project entitled “Industries and Workplaces for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth through Tripartite Dialogue, Sharing of Knowledge and Good Practices on Industrial Relations, Green Business and Occupational Safety and Health” or also briefly known as InSIGHT project.

The InSIGHT Project aims to promote mechanisms and practical approaches that enable industries and workplaces to become drivers of sustainable and inclusive growth in the Asian region. The Project will also expand the work carried out under the previous project phases in Asia on greener business - green jobs, industrial relations and OSH.

In Asia, the Project will be conducted in several countries such as Indonesia, Viet Nam and Bangladesh. In Indonesia, the InSIGHT activities is scheduled to start in 2016 for two years until March 2018. The activities will be conducted in partnership with the Ministry of Manpower as well as through collaborations with employers’ and workers’ organizations.

The planned activities for Indonesia combines enhancing capacities and platforms for tripartite dialogue, and the development of a shared vision among government, workers and employers of achieving sustainability and inclusive growth of industries in the country.

At the same time, InSIGHT will demonstrate capacity building in practical, bottom-up approaches for enterprise greening, and overall improvement in the workplace and work relations, which will feed into industry and sector upgrading in the area of sustainable development. These will lead to concrete benefits for both workers and employers.

The InSIGHT project is a timely response to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) combined with the anticipated transitions from the economic consolidation of the ASEAN region. This is also in line with the guidelines released by the ILO in November 2015 on ‘Just transition towards environmentally sustainable economies and societies for all’, which articulates the need for a different type of pro-active and multi-dimensional response to realize decent work, poverty eradication and environmental sustainability.