Eight out of ten of the world’s working poor live in rural areas where the lack of decent work opportunities is pervasive.

Common constraints to unleashing the potential of rural economies include: a lack of decent jobs and reliable incomes; low productivity; informality; weak enforcement of the rule of law; ineffective organization and participation of rural people in decision-making; under-investment in agriculture, non-farm employment and infrastructure in rural areas; and limited or non-existent access to social protection and services. The Centre’s training activities aim to better equip ILO constituents and other ILO stakeholders to promote decent work in order to support sustainable rural livelihoods, with a focus on protecting and empowering vulnerable people. A particular emphasis is placed on the promotion of local development approaches that connect public and private stakeholders and their resources in the search for better employment and a higher quality of life for both men and women.


Upcoming Courses
My.COOP - Managing your agricultural cooperative
The objective of this training of trainers (TOT) course is to enable existing and potential managers of agricultural cooperatives to identify and address major challenges that are specific to cooperatives in market-oriented agricultural development. Read More

Enrolment deadline: 26 Sep 2016

Code: A979081

When: 26 Sep 2016 - 02 Dec 2016

Venue Distance

Language: Spanish - French - English


Academy on Rural Development: Towards Decent Work for Youth in the Rural Economy (NEW)
Offers a range of integrated approaches, tools and training packages to promote full and productive employment and decent work in the rural economy. Read More

Enrolment deadline: 20 Oct 2016

Code: A959261

When: 16 Oct 2016 - 20 Oct 2016

Venue Luxor, Egypt

Language: Arabic - English


Workshop on sustainable investments in agriculture (NEW)
The workshop, organized in collaboration with UNCTAD and other UN agencies, will shed light on the conditions under which foreign investments in the agricultural sector can boost production, generate employment, increase income and more generally promote economic development, while at the same time avoiding negative social and environmental impacts. In the process, experts will introduce and explain principles guiding responsible investment, as well as ancillary approaches such as making context-specific (and knowledge-based) contracts, essential to ensuring sustainable agriculture and development. Read More

Enrolment deadline: 02 Oct 2016

Code: A909121

When: 18 Oct 2016 - 20 Oct 2016

Venue Turin Centre

Language: English




In April 2016, the International Training Centre of the ILO and the Latin American Centre for Rural Development (RIMISP) signed a Memorandum of Understanding in recognition of their common objectives and shared interests. Read More


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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