Better Work Indonesia is part of the Better Work global programme, a unique partnership between the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC). It unites the expertise of the ILO in labour standards with that of the IFC in private sector development.
Better Work Indonesia, which became operational in July 2011, was initially designed with a sustainable approach that would allow the programme to continue independent operations after an initial period.
Starting January 2017, BWI’s operational services and team has transitioned to the “Partnership at Work” Foundation (Yayasan Kemitraan Kerja). All staff delivering core services (Operations Manager, Enterprise Advisors, Team Leaders, Training Officer and Assistant) have be transferred to the Foundation. A smaller BWI team, led by the CTA, continues with the ILO and assures consistency, alignment, and quality of factory services. BWI will also manage relationships with key stakeholders including government, social partners, buyers and donors.
The creation of the “Partnership at Work” Foundation (Yayasan Kemitraan Kerja) marks a pivotal moment in the history of BWI. As the sole implementing partner of Better Work in Indonesia the Foundation is ideally placed to achieve greater financial and operational efficiency and may, in close partnership with BWI and ILO, gradually be involved in other related activities with government and other key partners.
Currently BWI is operating from 3 hubs (Greater Jakarta, West Java and Central Java), with its main office in Jakarta. It provides its services to factories in wearing apparel and footwear sector based in 5 provinces (Banten, Jakarta, West-Java, Central-Java, Yogyakarta).