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
Promoting rural development: sustainable tourism and short agricultural supply chains
This activity will be a conference-style event with international policy-makers and practitioners elaborating on the global trend of short supply chains in rural economies. The course will combine in-class activities and several study visits to analyse hands-on innovative experiences of short supply chains with the close collaboration of Slow Food and RIMISP. Read More

Code: A909071

When: 07 Mar 2016 - 11 Mar 2016

Venue Turin Centre

Language: Portuguese - Spanish - English


PRORURAL - Projetos para o desenvolvimento rural: desenho, execução, monitoramento e avaliação
O objetivo do curso é capacitar os participantes para desenhar planos estratégicos territoriais e projetos específicos de desenvolvimento rural utilizando a metodologia do quadro lógico e prestando especial atenção à importância de envolver os atores locais em todas as fases do processo. Read More

Code: A979076

When: 01 Jul 2016 - 31 Oct 2016

Venue Distance

Language: Portuguese - Spanish


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

Code: A979081

When: 26 Sep 2016 - 02 Dec 2016

Venue Distance

Language: French - Spanish - English



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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