Local Development
Communities, cities and governments around the world are increasingly turning to local development strategies to meet the challenges of globalization and decentralization. Local development promotes participation and local dialogue. It connects public and private stakeholders and their resources in the search for better employment and a higher quality of life for both men and women. Local development looks at social, economic and environmental issues within a territory, and finds solutions that create employment and decent work.

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Upcoming Courses
Turismo sostenible y desarrollo local en áreas rurales (NUEVO) (COMBINADO)

El curso está basado en el concepto del turismo como motor para la creación de actividades económicas y de empleo decente en las áreas rurales. Durante las fases a distancia y presencial se examinarán en detalle las claves necesarias para que el turismo pueda ser una alternativa socioeconómica sostenible, y cuáles son los elementos a tener en cuenta para diseñar una estrategia de desarrollo rural basada en el turismo. Read More

Code: A978082

When: 20 Nov 2015 - 30 Mar 2016

Venue: Blended

Language: Spanish, Portuguese


Short Supply Chains: an Alternative for Rural Development

Sixteen interregional participants from Africa, Asia and Latin America were involved in a specific event for exchange and learning focusing on the recent trend for short supply chains, in particular short food chains. Read More

The Centre brings together technical officers from Africa, Asia and Brazil in a training programme on Disaster Risk Reduction and Local Development

The training programme in the area of humanitarian assistance, disaster prevention and post-disaster socio-environmental recovery, financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil and implemented by the Centre, culminated in a major training activity entitled Managing Risk, Driving Change: Disaster Risk Reduction within the Framework of Local Development Processes, which took place in November in the city of Campinas in Brazil. Read More

Entrepreneurship education and vocational training in Costa Rica

The INA, a public vocational training institution in Costa Rica present throughout the nation, is aiming to strengthen entrepreneurial culture among its young students with this course, preparing them for a context in which starting up a small company or going self-employed may provide one of the best solutions to finding paid employment. 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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