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

International labour standards for judges, lawyers and legal educators

International labour standards for judges, lawyers and legal educators

This course examines international labour standards as a resource for strengthening domestic case law on labour matters. Read More

22 May 2017 - 02 June 2017

English - French

Turin Centre

A9010468

English - French

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Enrolment deadline: 09 April 2017

Redução do risco de desastres e desenvolvimento local sustentável

Redução do risco de desastres e desenvolvimento local sustentável

O objetivo deste curso é contribuir para reforçar as capacidades dos atores locais na integração da redução do risco de desastres nos processos de desenvolvimento local. Read More

12 June 2017 - 22 December 2017

Spanish - Portuguese

Blended

A9710409

Portuguese

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Enrolment deadline: 15 May 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

03 July 2017 - 03 November 2017

Spanish - Portuguese

Distance

A9710410

Spanish

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Enrolment deadline: 02 June 2017

Evolving forms of employment relationships and decent work

Evolving forms of employment relationships and decent work

This course aims to strengthen the capacity of public institutions, social partners and other stakeholders to use international labour standards to enhance the labour rights and social protection of workers in "non-standard" employment relationships. Read More

10 July 2017 - 14 July 2017

English

Turin Centre

A9010475

English

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Enrolment deadline: 26 May 2017

Normas internacionales del trabajo para magistrados, juristas y docentes en derecho

Normas internacionales del trabajo para magistrados, juristas y docentes en derecho

El curso tiene como objetivo fortalecer la capacidad de utilizar las fuentes del derecho internacional del trabajo para reforzar la jurisprudencia nacional en temas laborales

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17 July 2017 - 21 July 2017

Spanish

Latin America (to be defined)

A2510479

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Enrolment deadline: 02 June 2017

Designing an integrated policy framework for the transition to formal economy

Designing an integrated policy framework for the transition to formal economy

The course - the second in a series on the transition to the formal economy - follows a policy-cycle management approach and aims to build capacities among government officials, social partners and relevant stakeholders to enable them to design, implement and monitor a national integrated policy framework for the transition to formal employment. Read More

24 July 2017 - 28 July 2017

English

Turin Centre

A9010426

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Enrolment deadline: 24 July 2017

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: 11 July 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: 24 July 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

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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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