Indonesia’s economy is doing rather well, considering the rise of its GNI per capita from 1140 US $ in 2005 to 2940 US $ in 2012. The government has taken steps to improve the business environment: e.g. in order to start a business an Indonesian entrepreneur needed 12 procedures and 151 days back in 2005. In 2011 he or she would need 9 procedures and 47 days.
Still, there is considerable room for improvement. Indonesia’s business climate has worsened slightly: while it occupied 115th place in 2005, it slipped to 128th in 2012, according the WB Doing Business ranking.
Indonesian employers’ interests are being represented by the employers’ organisation APINDO - member of the International Organisation of Employers - and by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry KADIN. They became DECP’s partners after concluding a partnership agreement in May 2006. In the past years, through a number of workshops - mostly organised in cooperation with ILO/ITC - DECP has focussed on a number of priorities such as lobbying and advocacy, services to members, governance, communication with members and the division of labour between the head office and the regional and district offices.