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

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

Assurer le fonctionnement de la microfinance : gérer la diversification des produits

Assurer le fonctionnement de la microfinance : gérer la diversification des produits

Le cours «Assurer le fonctionnement de la microfinance: cours pour les bailleurs» a été conçu sur mesure pour les bailleurs de fonds et les investisseurs. Read More

27 March 2017 - 31 March 2017

French

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A9510407

French

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Enrolment deadline: 24 February 2017

The Boulder Microfinance Training and the Rural and Agricultural Finance Programme

The Boulder Microfinance Training and the Rural and Agricultural Finance Programme

The Boulder Microfinance Training Program, run 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 faculty from MFIs, donors, investors, central banks, ministries of finance, development organizations and other agencies. Read More

17 July 2017 - 04 August 2017

English - French

Turin Centre

A9010411

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Enrolment deadline: 16 June 2017

Academy on Rural Development: Towards Decent Work in the Rural Economy

Academy on Rural Development: Towards Decent Work in the Rural Economy

The Academy on Rural Development offers a wide range of integrated approaches, tools and training packages to promote full and productive employment and decent work in the rural economy. Read More

27 November 2017 - 08 December 2017

English - French - Spanish

Turin Centre

A9010417

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Enrolment deadline: 20 October 2017

Resources

News

Interview with Mr Robert Christen

Interview with Mr Robert Christen

President and founding member of the Boulder Institute for Sustainable Microfinance. Read More

Unit(s)

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.

International Training Centre of the ILO

Viale Maestri del Lavoro, 10
10127 Turin - Italy

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