Increasing Transparency in International Recruitment: An evaluation of PantauPJTKI

Katharine Jones, Dina Nuriyati

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Over 2 million women and men leave Indonesia for overseas employment every year, with most recruited and placed overseas by recruitment agencies – known in Indonesia as PPTKIS. Exploitation of migrants by PPTKIS and their brokers is rife. In response to this and with the aim of trialling a new approach, in 2012, TIFA Foundation, a grant-making foundation which has the objective of strengthening civil society and upholding law, justice and equality in Indonesia, commissioned the Institute for Education, Development, Social, Religious and Cultural Studies (Infest) to develop a digital platform – a “recruitment review site” - to encourage migrants, as consumers, to review their PPTKIS. Drawing on the concept of consumer review sites such as TripAdvisor and Yelp, PantauPJTKI (“RecruitmentWatch”), is one of only two examples of such projects internationally. This report reviews the findings of an evaluation of PantauPJTKI, commissioned jointly by Open Society Foundations (OSF) and its partner in Indonesia, TIFA Foundation.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherOpen Society Foundation
Publication statusUnpublished - 2016


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