Labour and social trends in Indonesia 2010: translating economic growth into employment creation

The third issue of the Labour and Social Trends in Indonesia focuses on turning robust economic growth into creation of decent work and productive employment. Indonesia weathered the global financial crisis much better than advanced economies and neighbouring countries, maintaining a positive economic growth. Economic forecasts of various sources unanimously suggest faster economic growth for Indonesia at above six per cent per year in the coming years. It is obvious that opportunities lie ahead of Indonesia.

Overall, Indonesia weathered the global financial crisis better than most countries and economic prospects for the coming years are bright. The question is whether and how Indonesia can seize this opportunity and reinforce the link between economic growth, employment creation and poverty reduction. This report thus focuses on this link and provides analysis and information useful for policymakers.