The ILO publishes a wide range of books, reports, working papers, training manuals, CD-ROMs, videos and flash movies, relevant to Indonesia and Timor-Leste. Some of these can be downloaded directly. Others can be requested or purchased in hard copy from the ILO Library in Jakarta.


  1. Promoting quality apprenticeship in Indonesia: 10 in-depth news coverage (in Bahasa Indonesia)

    02 April 2020

    It is hoped that this in-depth news coverage and writing can be part of a joint effort to create skilled, productive and competitive young Indonesian workers.

  2. Improving Safety and Health in Micro-, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises: An overview of initiatives and delivery mechanisms

    31 March 2020

    This report focuses on micro-, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) and their specific characteristics that are likely to have an impact on occupational safety and health (OSH) outcomes.

  3. Indonesia and the Work in Fishing Convention, 2007 (No. 188): a comparative analysis

    24 March 2020

    This analysis is provided to assist the Government of Indonesia in preparing to ratify the ILO Work in Fishing Convention, 2007 (No. 188).

  4. The Philippines and the Work in Fishing Convention, 2007 (No. 188): a comparative analysis

    23 March 2020

    This analysis is provided to assist the Government of the Philippines in preparing to ratify the ILO Work in Fishing Convention, 2007 (No. 188).

  5. Learning and good practices of the apprenticeship program in Indonesia: a qualitative study [in Bahasa Indonesia]

    11 March 2020

    This study report provides an overview of good apprenticeship practices in an apprenticeship program ranging from planning, recruitment, training, assessment to the final stage of apprenticeship which includes certification and distribution of apprentices who have completed apprenticeship properly to prospective employers.

  6. Their story: Now it's easy to access the social protection (in Bahasa Indonesia)

    10 March 2020

    This brochure contains stories from four different people about their experiences in utilizing the ease of accessing BPJS Health for PLWHA.

  7. World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2020

    20 January 2020

    This report provides an overview of global and regional trends in employment, unemployment, labour force participation and productivity.

  8. The future of work and migration: 12th ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour (AFML) thematic background paper

    01 January 2020

    This paper was prepared to inform and guide the discussions on “Future of Work and Migration” at the 12th ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour (AFML) held from 25 to 26 September 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand. The AFML is a tripartite meeting that brings together governments, employers’ organizations, and workers’ organizations, alongside civil society organizations, to discuss migration governance issues across the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region, and aims to promote and protect migrant workers’ rights.

  9. The ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour (AFML) Background information booklet (4th edition)

    01 January 2020

    The ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour (AFML) is a regional tripartite platform to discuss issues faced by women and men migrant workers from and within ASEAN. The ASEAN Declaration on the Protection and Promotion of Migrant Workers (Cebu Declaration) was adopted by the ten ASEAN Member States (AMS) in 2007 in Cebu, the Philippines. The Cebu Declaration shows the AMS’ commitment to protect and promote the rights of migrant workers in the region. In order to advance the principles of the Cebu Declaration, the AFML was established to provide an open platform for governments, employers, workers, and civil society organizations to discuss complex and regional labour migration issues. Twelve AFMLs have been held to date. This publication contains information on the establishment of the AFML, past themes, and the Recommendations adopted at the 3rd–12th AFMLs, showing progress being made toward the implementation of the Cebu Declaration. This background information booklet provides an overview of the AFML process, and is a product of the International Labour Organization (ILO) TRIANGLE in ASEAN programme, a partnership between the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Global Affairs Canada, and the ILO.


  1. Effective return and reintegration of migrant workers with special focus on ASEAN Member States

    31 December 2019

    This report was prepared as the background document for the ASEAN Workshop on Reintegration Programmes for Returning Migrant Workers (27–28 August 2019) in Yogyakarta, organized by the Ministry of Manpower, Government of Indonesia, and the ILO TRIANGLE in ASEAN programme.

  2. Policy note: Sector Skills Councils

    18 December 2019

    This note describes the main functions of Sector Skills Councils (SSCs), the alternatives of how they may be established, and how they go about their work. A final section gives some recommendations about setting them up.

  3. Priority ILO work areas in skills development in Indonesia 2020-2021

    18 December 2019

    As skills help people access decent work and productive employment, the ILO supports the government of Indonesia and social partners to improve the country’s skills development systems.

  4. Policy note: Distance and e-learning in TVET

    18 December 2019

    This note provides information on distance/e-learning, and uses key research findings to draw attention to the issues that policymakers may wish to consider before incorporating these technologies in the delivery of technical and vocational education and training (TVET).

  5. Policy note: Government funding of skills

    18 December 2019

    This note aims to set out the main high-level issues which need to be considered when designing systems for government funding of skills.

  6. Public attitudes towards migrant workers in Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand

    18 December 2019

    Public support for migrant workers remains limited in key destination countries in ASEAN, reveals a joint ILO/UN Women report warning against discriminatory attitudes and practices against migrant workers.

  7. Promoting value-added financial services

    17 December 2019

    This report presents a synthesis of results and learning accrued from testing value-added financial services for small enterprises in Indonesia. The report draws from the technical assistance provided to several financial institutions across the country and pilot-testing which was carried under the PROMISE IMPACT Project.

  8. Enterprise credit for manufacturing

    17 December 2019

    Report on a survey of banks in West Java to understand internal policies and issues affecting the supply of enterprise credit in the manufacturing sector.

  9. Does bundling credit and enterprise development services promote growth of micro and small enterprises?: Evidence from a randomized control trial in Indonesia

    17 December 2019

    Our study evaluates pilot projects that the ILO in Indonesia implemented with 13 financial service providers (FSPs). These pilots were carried out as part of the broader Promoting Micro and Small Enterprises through Improved Entrepreneurs’ Access to Financial Services (PROMISE-IMPACT) project.

  10. Skills for a greener future: a global view

    12 December 2019

    The first global report on the implications of the transition to low-carbon and resource-efficient economies for skills, gender and occupations.

  11. Mobile women and mobile phones: Women migrant workers’ use of information and communication technologies in ASEAN

    12 December 2019

    The joint ILO-UN Women Safe and Fair Programme: Realizing women migrant workers’ rights and opportunities in the ASEAN region (part of the multi-year EU-UN Spotlight Initiative to Eliminate Violence Against Women and Girls) undertook a qualitative study involving potential and returned women migrant workers in four countries of origin in the ASEAN region – Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, and the Philippines. The study covers intra-ASEAN labour migration, including women who intended to migrate to, or had just returned from, Malaysia, Singapore, or Thailand. The study provides insight into women migrant workers’ use of mobile phones, and how women migrant workers could access more accurate information throughout the migration process and increase their connections with peers.