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25 September 2017 - 06 October 2017

Learning forum on innovations in public investment and employment programmes

25 September 2017 - 06 October 2017

Learning forum on innovations in public investment and employment programmes

Learning forum on innovations in public investment and employment programmes

Course Information

25 September 2017 - 06 October 2017

English - French

Turin Centre

Code: A9010436

French English

Deadline: 20 September 2017

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The forum will focus on a set of policy and operational measures which can enhance the effectiveness and impact of public investment in infrastructure and public employment programmes in the context of a long-term development framework. The forum is jointly organized by the ILO's International Training Centre (ITCILO) and the Employment-Intensive Investment Programme (EIIP).

Description

Description

The forum will focus on a set of policy and operational measures which can enhance the effectiveness and impact of public investment in infrastructure and public employment programmes in the context of a long-term development framework. The forum is jointly organized by the ILO's International Training Centre (ITCILO) and the Employment-Intensive Investment Programme (EIIP).

Target audience

Target audience

The forum is aimed at people who are concerned with or working in the areas of public investment, employment strategies, active labour market policies, social protection, public employment programmes and rural development. It is intended for a mixed audience of development actors, including senior government officials, representatives of social partners, programme managers and staff of research and education institutions. A gender-balanced participation is sought.

Objectives

Objectives

At the end of the Learning Forum, participants could expect to:

• Acquire better understanding of the potentials for sustainable job creation through innovative public investment programmes;

• Enhance their capacity to design and implement effective job creation strategies;

• Get familiarized with several tools for effective public programme design and implementation at sector levels;

• Articulate several approaches for monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment of public investment and employment programmes;

• Acquire knowledge of innovations and best practices in employment-intensive public employment programmes for sustainable decent work creation;

• Get exposure to contracting methodologies and capacity building approaches for SMEs development in national construction industry;

•Learn from several countries’ experiences and best practices for local resource-based approaches for community works and services;

• Acquire insights into best practices on green works through climate change adaptation and response to natural disasters; and

• Acquire knowledge on the role of employment-intensive investment in ILO approach for job creation and for peace and resilience building in countries affected by fragility conditions. 

Content

Content

What are the policy options and programmes that governments could effectively harness to promote job creation? What options exist for effective use of public spending to stimulate job creation without undermining other development objectives? What innovative job creation programmes can governments design and implement that also contribute to other social and economic priorities? What good practices and lessons could be learned from the experiences of countries that used employment-intensive public investment programmes for promoting decent work?

There are no single or any easy answers to these questions. Results from active government programmes depend on country context, the design of interventions and national capacities to implement such interventions. However, evidences show that well designed and implemented public investment programmes, particularly in infrastructure, could significantly contribute to job creation and sustainable development. 

Drawing from ILO’s vast experience in the fi eld, spanning over 40 years, the Learning Forum will serve as a global platform for promoting exchange of knowledge, experience and best practices on innovative approaches for employment-intensive public investment programmes. The Forum will focus on both policy and operational measures for enhancing the effectiveness of public investment in infrastructure and public employment programmes to support sustainable job creation and long-term development. 

Format and Methodology

Format and Methodology

The training methodology for the Learning Forum will be highly participatory. It is designed to ensure a ‘learning-by-doing’ process that encourages the sharing of knowledge, experiences and best practices among participants.

The training methodology will combine lectures by experts and practitioners from the ILO and ITCILO with participatory individual exercises and group work.

The state-of-the-art interactive facilitation methods will be used in combination with digital learning technologies to facilitate the exchange of knowledge, experience and best practices. An interactive web-platform, the e-Campus, will be used to enhance the learning experience to easily access the course materials for each session.

An evaluation questionnaire will be made available at the end of the event to acquire information on participants’ satisfaction and suggestions on how to improve the Forum’s learning modules and methodology.

The Forum will be structured in three learning Modalities, as follows:

  • Modality 1 - Plenary sessions
  •  Modality 2 - Elective courses
  • Modality 3 – Interactive sessions

Language requirements

Language requirements

The Learning Forum is offered in English and French, with simultaneous interpretation provided in both languages. 

How to apply

How to apply

Interested candidates should register on-line at: http://intranetp.itcilo.org/STF/A9010436/en.

Early application is strongly recommended since admission is competitive and space is limited. Candidates who require Schengen visa to enter Italy are advised to submit their applications six weeks before the starting date of the Forum. 

 

Selection will be based on the following criteria:

• Proven work experience in relevant field;

• Submission of a letter of sponsorship to cover the course cost including the cost of travel to and from Turin;

• Submission of a cover letter explaining how the course will help the participant enhance his/her professional skills and how they will use these skills in their respective organizations.

 

Kindly note that we need to receive the above-mentioned three documents in order to enroll you for the Learning Forum; the application form alone is not enough.

The deadline for applications is 06 September 2017.

Tuition cost: 2275

Subsistence cost: 1350

Total cost: 3625

 

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