Microfinance is the provision of sustainable financial services to the poor and unbanked, including credit, savings, guarantees, insurance, transfer payments, remittances and other services.

Microfinance seeks to extend the financial market to a wider segment of the population, including young people and women. It is also seen as an instrument for reducing poverty and social vulnerability, and therefore translates fundamental ILO values into action: it opens up opportunities for better livelihoods, fosters solidarity and empowers the working poor.

Upcoming courses

Making Microfinance Work : Managing product diversification

Making Microfinance Work : Managing product diversification

This training programme helps microfinance institutions to diversify their product portfolio in a strategic and cost-effective manner. Read More

07 May 2018 - 11 May 2018

English - Spanish

Turin Centre

A9011231

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Enrolment deadline: 11 May 2018

The Rural and Agricultural Finance Programme

The Rural and Agricultural Finance Programme

The Rural and Agricultural Finance Programme, offered during the same three weeks as the Boulder MFT programme, provides additional depth for experienced agricultural finance specialists, bringing a global perspective on how to meet the financial needs of rural SMEs and agricultural households. Read More

16 July 2018 - 03 August 2018

English

Turin Centre

A9011239

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Enrolment deadline: 16 July 2018

The Boulder Microfinance Training Programme

The Boulder Microfinance Training Programme

The Boulder Microfinance Training Programme, held in English and French, offers participants a 3-week immersion experience with over 50 courses to choose from, during which they can explore and debate issues currently facing the industry with a global network of peers and academics from MFIs, donors, investors, central banks, ministries of finance, development organizations and other agencies. Read More

16 July 2018 - 03 August 2018

English - French

Turin Centre

A9011238

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Enrolment deadline: 16 July 2018

Financial education programmes' design and implementation: Course for policy makers and practitioners - NEW

Financial education programmes' design and implementation: Course for policy makers and practitioners - NEW

The course will focus on designing a financial education strategy (national strategy, institutional intervention or a local project) and its implementation. Read More

01 October 2018 - 05 October 2018

English

Turin Centre

A9011246

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Enrolment deadline: 01 October 2018

International Training Centre of the ILO

Viale Maestri del Lavoro, 10
10127 Turin - Italy

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