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. Timor-Leste National Child Labour Survey 2016 - Analytical Report

    07 October 2019

  2. Workers’ Guide to Employment and Decent Work for Peace and Resilience Recommendation (No. 205)

    28 August 2019

    Through this Workers’ Guide, the ILO’s Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) provides information and guidance on how trade unions can ensure the implementation of this new global tool to their advantage. It is intended to serve as a valuable reference to workers’ organizations on the provisions of Recommendation No. 205.

  3. Regional Planning Meeting for Promoting ASEAN Women Migrant Workers’ Rights through Organizing

    21 August 2019

    The report centres women migrant workers' freedom of association and collective bargaining, identifies the challenges to their organizing, and puts forward recommendations to strengthen women migrant workers' leadership and participation in labour organizations.

  4. Changing Attitudes and Behaviour Towards Women Migrant Workers in ASEAN: Technical Regional Meeting

    21 August 2019

    This report sets out key areas of learning from the meeting, analyses why communication can be an effective tool for changing attitudes and behaviours, and explores some tools and approaches used to enhance communication for behavioural change.

  5. Indonesia fact sheet for Safe and Fair Programme

    07 August 2019

    Safe and Fair will bring the gender lens to bear on the implementation of the Indonesian Law 18/2017 and to ensure that its operation will enhance coordination at different levels of government and key stakeholders in providing support to migrant workers protection and empowerment.

  6. The 100th anniversary of the ILO: Advancing social justice, promoting decent work

    01 August 2019

    The ILO celebrates its 100th anniversary throughout 2019. The Centenary year “ILO100” under the theme: Advancing social justice, promoting decent work’.’

  7. To what extent is social protection associated with better firm level performance?: A case study of SMEs in Indonesia

    30 July 2019

    The relationship between social protection and enterprise performance is much debated in the literature, and evidence is particularly limited in the case of small and medium-sized enterprises in developing economies. This paper examines how the provision of social security influenced business performance in Indonesia using census data from 2010 to 2014.

  8. Digitalization to promote decent work for migrant workers in ASEAN

    22 July 2019

    Thematic background paper for the 11th ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour (AFML)

  9. Implementation of recommendations from the 3rd to 10th ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour (AFML)

    22 July 2019

    Progress review background paper for the 11th ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour (AFML)

  10. Indonesia’s fisheries human rights certification system: assessment, commentary, and recommendations - Working Paper

    19 July 2019

    This Working Paper looks at the process and status of the implementation of Indonesia’s fisheries human rights certification system and assesses its effectiveness and impact on working conditions in the Indonesian commercial capture fisheries sector.

  11. The national profile of OSH in Indonesia

    27 June 2019

    Provides information on OSH legislation, mechanisms of forming state policy related to OSH, infrastructure, social partnership structures, operations of various partners for OSH, labour inspection, participants and parties concerned, OSH statistics and indicators, general demographic and economic data, problems and issues, as well as requirements of further country development.

  12. The business case for change: Country snapshots

    22 May 2019

  13. Women in Business and Management: The business case for change

    22 May 2019

    Our second global report on Women in Business and Management offers new insights into how gender diversity at the top improves organizational performance. These include how the many dimensions of an organization’s policies, a gender-balanced workforce and a gender-inclusive culture, among other factors, move the needle for more women to hold decision-making power.

  14. Practical guide: Managing industrial relations in the workplace - Guidelines for middle level management

    25 April 2019

    This book was compiled from the results of the Industrial Relations Workshop which was attended by middle management representatives of APINDO member companies located in industrial estates, Bekasi and Tangerang.

  15. Building partnerships for effectively managing labor migration: Lessons from Asian countries

    02 April 2019

    This publication analyzes labor migration trends and policies in Asia and emphasizes the importance of partnerships to promote effective labor migration management.

  16. Financing small businesses in Indonesia: challenges and opportunities

    30 March 2019

    This research paper seeks to assess the demand and challenges faced by SMEs to obtain credit in Indonesia. An attempt was made to understand issues affecting SMEs engaged in different sectors of the economy with a focus on local manufacturing.

  17. The ILO in Indonesia

    18 March 2019

    This Country Leaflet gives an overview of ILO activities in Indonesia. It summarizes the ILO’s history in the country, and outlines the work undertaken by the ILO in cooperation with the government and social partners on a wide range of work and workplace issues.

  18. Women in STEM Workforce Readiness and Development Programme

    13 March 2019

    The programme, funded by JPMorgan Chase Foundation, seeks to provide women with critical soft and technical STEM-related skills, employability and leadership training coupled with targeted mentorship to help women gain quality employment and advancement opportunities in STEM-related jobs.

  19. A quantum leap for gender equality: For a better future of work for all

    07 March 2019

    This report is the culmination of the extensive and often ground-breaking work undertaken in the ILO’s Women at Work Centenary Initiative. It is closely aligned with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

  20. The ILO in Timor-Leste

    06 March 2019

    This Country Leaflet gives an overview of ILO activities in Timor-Leste. It summarizes the ILO’s history in the country, and outlines the work undertaken by the ILO in cooperation with the government and social partners on a wide range of work and workplace issues.