The informal economy represents 30–90 per cent of employment in developing countries and as much as 10 per cent in certain developed economies. Informality persists in counties even in the presence of steady growth.

. Promoting transitions to formality and decent jobs within the informal economy has become a major development challenge, nationally, across regions and as a global development goal. The training activities offered by the Centre draw on the wealth of experience and knowledge accumulated over the years by the ILO on the informal economy and formalization. They seek to disseminate knowledge of the patterns and effectiveness of policy packages for formalization and contribute to increasing the capacity of constituents to effectively collect data on informality, and to design, implement, monitor and evaluate formalization policies and strategies.

Upcoming courses

Global knowledge-sharing forum on the transition to formal economy

Global knowledge-sharing forum on the transition to formal economy

This is the second time the Global Knowledge-Sharing Forum is to be held. Read More

11 September 2017 - 15 September 2017

English - French

Turin Centre

A9010437

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Enrolment deadline: 26 August 2017

PRORURAL - Proyectos de desarrollo rural: formulación, ejecución, monitoreo y evaluación

PRORURAL - Proyectos de desarrollo rural: formulación, ejecución, monitoreo y evaluación

El objetivo del curso es capacitar a los participantes para diseñar planes estratégicos territoriales y proyectos específicos de desarrollo rural utilizando la metodología del marco lógico y prestando especial atención a la importancia de implicar a los actores locales en todas las fases del proceso. Read More

14 September 2017 - 22 December 2017

Spanish - Portuguese

Distance

A9710410

Spanish

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Enrolment deadline: 15 September 2017

Academy on Social and Solidarity Economy: The future of work

Academy on Social and Solidarity Economy: The future of work

The main objective of the Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) Academy will be to generate a better understanding of the concept of SSE and its possible contribution to the future of work. Read More

25 September 2017 - 29 September 2017

English - French

Luxembourg

A9510700

English

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Enrolment deadline: 01 September 2017

Decent Work for Domestic Workers

Decent Work for Domestic Workers

There has been increasing recognition, nationally and internationally, of the economic and social contribution of domestic workers and of the need to improve their living and working conditions. Read More

16 October 2017 - 20 October 2017

English - Arabic

Turin Centre

A9010524

Arabic - English

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Enrolment deadline: 15 September 2017

Policies and practices for enterprise formalisation and SME development

Policies and practices for enterprise formalisation and SME development

The course provides examples of promising practices relating to SME development and enterprise formalization, as well as space for tripartite actors and practitioners to reflect on the country adaptation of interventions models that work. Read More

23 October 2017 - 27 October 2017

English

Turin Centre

A9010498

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Enrolment deadline: 15 September 2017

Indigenous and Tribal Peoples: Rights and Development

Indigenous and Tribal Peoples: Rights and Development

This course aims to strengthen international, national and local capacity to promote and apply indigenous peoples' rights and to integrate indigenous peoples' rights and perspectives into development frameworks. Read More

13 November 2017 - 17 November 2017

English - Spanish

Turin Centre

A9010488

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Enrolment deadline: 29 September 2017

Measuring and monitoring informality

Measuring and monitoring informality

This course is the first in a series on the transition to the formal economy. Read More

04 December 2017 - 08 December 2017

English

Turin Centre

A9010420

English

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Enrolment deadline: 04 November 2017

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Enterprise, Microfinance and Local Development

The Enterprise, Microfinance and Local Development Programme uses the knowledge base of the ILO globally to design academies, courses and training packages. Training courses and academies focus on disseminating good practices and sound methodologies. Training draws on the expertise of the global team of ILO enterprise development and social finance specialists.

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