Projects

The ILO operates a wide range of programmes and projects in Indonesia and Timor-Leste focusing on employment promotion, stopping the exploitation at work and social dialogue. The overall purpose of this technical cooperation is to support implementation of the Decent Work agenda in both countries.

2023

  1. Skills for Prosperity Programme in Indonesia

    1 November 2019 - 31 March 2023

    Funded by the United Kingdom government, this project aims to improve the country’s skills development policies and systems and enhance employability and future-readiness of young women and men including those from disadvantaged groups aspiring to pursue and advance career in the maritime industry.

2022

  1. Spotlight Initiative in Timor-Leste – A Joint EU-UN Initiative to Eliminate Violence Against Women and Girls

    1 January 2020 - 31 December 2022

    The Spotlight Initiative is a global partnership to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls, which is being funded by the EU and implemented through five UN agencies in Timor- Leste: ILO, UN Women, UNDP, UNFPA and UNICEF.

  2. Safe and Fair: Realizing women migrant workers’ rights and opportunities in the ASEAN region

    1 January 2018 - 31 December 2022

    The project is part of the EU-UN Spotlight Initiative to eliminate violence against women and girls, a global, multi-year initiative between the European Union and United Nations. Safe and Fair is implemented through a partnership between the ILO and UN Women, in collaboration with UNODC, with the overriding objective of ensuring that labour migration is safe and fair for all women in the ASEAN region.

  3. Better Work Programme in Indonesia - Stage IV

    1 January 2019 - 31 December 2022

    The Project aims to improve working conditions and productivity in targeted employment-intensive sectors by improving compliance with international core labour standards and Indonesian labour law. In tandem, the project will promote productivity and competitiveness of enterprises linked to the Indonesian global supply chain. The first phase of the Project was conducted from July 2010 to June 2012; the second from July 2012 to December 2015; the third from January 2016 to December 2018; and the fourth from January 2019 to December 2022.

  4. Industry Skills for Inclusive Growth Phase 2 - Indonesia

    14 February 2019 - 28 February 2022

    The InSIGHT Phase 2 Project aims to explore and prove that a skills-driven approach is an appropriate ‘pathway’ to deliver inclusive growth in Asia.

2021

  1. Indonesia Business and Disability Network (IBDN)

    16 December 2016 - 31 December 2021

    The IBDN acknowledge the benefits of a diverse workforce and promote equal employment opportunity for people with disabilities in Indonesia.

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    COVID-19 and the world of work: Indonesia and Timor-Leste

    2 March 2020 - 31 December 2021

    The world of work worldwide is being profoundly affected by the global virus pandemic, including Indonesia and Timor-Leste.

  3. HIV/AIDS Programme in the World of Work in Indonesia

    8 January 2018 - 31 December 2021

    The programme aims to strengthen the capacity of tripartite organizations and related stakeholders in responding HIV/AIDS programme at the workplace by promoting the Recommendation. concerning HIV and AIDS and the World of Work, 2010 (No. 200).

  4. Social Dialogue for Constructive Labour Relations, Application of International Labour Standards and Decent Work

    1 September 2020 - 30 November 2021

    This intervention will provide technical capacity building and advisory services to the government, employers’ and workers’ organization in improving government’s conciliation/mediation services, strengthening the culture of social dialogue and cooperation.

  5. Women in STEM Workforce Readiness and Development Programme in Indonesia

    1 September 2017 - 30 November 2021

    The ILO's Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Programme aims to empower, connect and support career development of women.

  6. Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises (SCORE) Project - Phase III

    1 November 2017 - 31 October 2021

    Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises (SCORE) is an ILO global programme that improves productivity and working conditions in small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The key intervention of the global programme is support for the implementation of SCORE Training, which combines practical classroom training with in-factory consulting.

  7. Enhancing Rural Access Agro-Forestry Project (ERA Agro-Forestry)

    1 June 2017 - 31 October 2021

    The Project aims to contribute to a peaceful, inclusive and sustainable development in Timor-Leste, through improved rural access, the creation of employment, economic and domestic revenue opportunities through agro-forestry development, and a durable reduction in food insecurity and malnutrition in rural areas. This project is funded by the European Union.

  8. Protecting Garment Sector Workers: Occupational Safety and Health and Income Support in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

    21 September 2020 - 30 October 2021

    The COVID-19 pandemic took a dire toll on the global garment industry and its supply chain, posing significant challenges to business continuity and jobs. The export level of Indonesian garment industry in mid of 2020 was down to 60 percent.

  9. Supporting Recovery from the COVID-19 Pandemic through Targeted Employment-Intensive Emergency Public Works for the Rural Poor and Vulnerable in Timor-Leste

    3 August 2020 - 29 October 2021

    The project supports recovery of the COVID-19 pandemic by providing direct employment opportunities for the rural poor and vulnerable population through routine road maintenance activities.

  10. Advancing Workers' Rights in Indonesia's Palm Oil Sector

    7 September 2019 - 27 August 2021

    The overall objective of the project is to ensure that Indonesian unions in the palm oil supply chain effectively advocate for their members’ access to fundamental workers’ rights, in particular freedom of association and collective bargaining.

  11. Unemployment Protection In Indonesia – Quality Assistance For Workers Affected By Labour Adjustments (UNIQLO)

    1 August 2019 - 31 July 2021

    The ILO/UNIQLO project is a unique public private partnership that aims to strengthen support mechanisms for unemployed workers in Indonesia by designing an effective employment insurance (EI) system, expanding re-skilling training and improving public employment services.

  12. Rural Road for Development (R4D) – Phase II

    1 April 2017 - 30 June 2021

    The Roads for Development Program (R4D) is the leading rural roads program in Timor-Leste, supporting the development of the rural roads sector in the country. R4D is aligned with the Government of Timor-Leste’s Strategic Development Plan 2011- 2030 and the Programs of the Constitutional Government.

2020

  1. Leaving No One Behind in Timor-Leste’s COVID-19 Response: Technical and Financial Support for the Implementation of the Cash Transfer Scheme for Low-Income Households

    15 May - 30 November 2020

    Funded by UN COVID-19 Response and Recovery Multi-Partner Trust Funds, the project aims to provide technical and financial support for the implementation of cash transfer scheme in Timor-Leste. UN agencies in Timor-Leste lead by the ILO and UN Women will provide technical support to the Government in designing the most effective, efficient and safe implementation plan for the scheme.

  2. SEA Fisheries Project (Strengthened Coordination to Combat Trafficking in Fisheries in South East Asia)

    1 April 2017 - 31 July 2020

    The Project aims to reduce human trafficking in the fishing sector by strengthening coordination and increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of existing national and regional level anti-trafficking efforts in South East Asia. A regional coordination body will be established to support collaborative approaches, develop and implement joint strategies, and share information.

2019

  1. Promoting Micro and Small Enterprises through Improved Entrepreneurs’ Access to Financial Services (PROMISE IMPACTS)

    1 August 2015 - 31 December 2019

    The Project aims at Improving policies and programs on development of entrepreneurship, business and cooperative to promote more and better jobs for men and women, including financial inclusion.