Trade reforms and openness have a significant impact on employment, particularly in developing countries. As Indonesia's economy has become increasingly dependent on trade, the impact of trade on employment in Indonesia is a subject of great interest but also major concern for the country.
To further examine issues related to trade and employment, the International Labour Organization (ILO) is launching a new publication titled “Trade and Employment: Country Report for Indonesia” on Thursday, 4 July 2013, at Sari Pan Pacific Hotel, Jakarta. The launch is conducted by the ILO through its Project on “Assessing and Addressing the Effects of Trade on Employment (ETE)”, funded by the European Union.
The report highlights the relationship between trade and employment in Indonesia for the formulation of national policy. The report also draws on the studies conducted by the ILO’s ETE Project in Indonesia and discussions held during the meetings of the ETE Policy Working Group in Indonesia.