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. COVID-19: policy responses in Indonesia (Last updated: 21 February 2021)

    26 February 2021

    Countries, including Indonesia, are taking unprecedented measures to combat the spread of the disease, while ameliorating its pernicious effect on the economy and labour market.

  2. E-Newsletters of the ILO CO-Jakarta: February 2021

    25 February 2021

  3. Countering unemployment in the United Kingdom

    05 February 2021

    This report charts the evolution of measures to combat unemployment in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland over the three decades 1970–2000.

  4. E-Newsletters of the ILO CO-Jakarta: January 2021

    29 January 2021

  5. Towards solid social protection floors? The role of non-contributory provision during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond

    21 January 2021

    The COVID-19 crisis has emphasized the importance of guaranteeing access to at least essential health care and to basic income security for all over the life cycle, as stipulated in the Social Protection Floors Recommendation, 2012 (No. 202).

  6. Rapid assessment of information and communication technology skills demand in Indonesia

    18 January 2021

    This rapid assessment of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) skill demands was conducted by analyzing available job vacancies and direct survey of companies.

  7. Working from home: From invisibility to decent work

    13 January 2021

    With the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, many in the world’s workforce have shifted to homeworking, thereby joining the hundreds of millions of workers who have already been working from home for decades.


  1. Media-friendly glossary on migration: Women migrant workers and ending violence against women (EVAW) edition

    31 December 2020

    This glossary serves as a guide for journalists, researchers, practitioners and others who conduct trainings or write about women’s labour migration and violence against women.

  2. Rules and practices of severance pay in Indonesia - the Labour Law Number 13 of 2003

    23 December 2020

    This paper aims at systematically organizing multiple factors and presenting a comprehensive framework for calculating termination payments according to the law.

  3. E-Newsletters of the ILO CO-Jakarta: December 2020

    21 December 2020

  4. Making women migrant workers count: Sex disaggregation of labour migration statistics in ASEAN (2019 data)

    15 December 2020

    The International Labour Migration Statistics (ILMS) Database in ASEAN has been published annually since December 2014. In validating, annotating and gathering information from relevant surveys and administrative records produced in ASEAN, ILMS Database in ASEAN fills an important knowledge gap for national and regional policy-makers and for the broader research community. In 2019 ILMS was updated to ensure data disaggregations by sex for all data categories. This allows for a concerted focus on data on women migrant workers throughout ASEAN. The collection and use of data on women migrant workers in ASEAN ensures that women are counted and seen. Only with accurate data, can governments form evidence-based, gender-responsive policies and tripartite-plus partners ensure essential service provision is proportionate to women’s numbers in labour migration.

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

    15 December 2020

    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.

  6. Asia-Pacific Employment and Social Outlook 2020: Navigating the crisis towards a human-centred future of work

    15 December 2020

    The Asia-Pacific Employment and Social Outlook 2020 report pulls together the most recent statistics to generate an assessment of the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had so far on employment and labour markets in the most populous and dynamic region of the world. With economic growth in the Asia and Pacific region already weakening in 2019, the current crisis has hit economies, enterprises and workers in the region with a force that is reversing some of the limited gains made in pursuit of decent work and inclusive growth in the previous decade.

  7. Special Edition on Equal Employment for All

    11 December 2020

  8. Exploring policy options for an employment insurance scheme in Indonesia

    08 December 2020

    This paper primarily aims at exploring parametric options to design an employment insurance scheme in Indonesia, and discusses pros and cons for each policy option.

  9. Legal, financial and administrative considerations for an employment insurance system in Indonesia

    02 December 2020

    The present report brings together additional research and findings concerning the potential introduction of employment insurance in Indonesia. It provides background and context to the ongoing dialogue on the subject as well as some preliminary insights on what could be achievable.

  10. E-Newsletters of the ILO CO-Jakarta: November 2020

    27 November 2020

  11. A guide to SaverAsia

    19 November 2020

    This is a quick guide covering the main functions of the SaverAsia app.

  12. Special Edition towards the World AIDS Day 2020

    17 November 2020

  13. Rapid assessment on employment for persons with disabilities in Indonesia

    05 November 2020

    This rapid assessment is designed to help companies recruit more persons with disabilities, and to encourage persons with disabilities to find formal jobs that are commensurate with their skills.