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.

Enterprises are important sources of employment and decent work. Training in enterprise development covers good practice in supporting business creation and growth. Training on enterprise development also covers entrepreneurship (including women’s entrepreneurship), productivity, working conditions, the business enabling environment, value chains, corporate social responsibility, and the economic, social and environmental aspects of running a sustainable enterprise.  Microfinance training aims at better management of microfinance institutions to help them reach vulnerable poor women and men with financial services. Local development uses participatory approaches to improve the effectiveness of regional and municipal government agencies in developing local economies, reducing the impact of natural disasters, and for creating better jobs for women and men. Promoting decent work in the rural economy uses a multi-disciplinary approach to design employment policies, programmes and projects for disadvantaged rural communities.

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

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ILO/OECD policy course on productivity and working conditions in SMEs
This training course enhances the skills of policy makers and practitioners to assess and design policies to improve productivity and working conditions in SMEs. The course hopes to inspire policy makers and practitioners to adopt a systemic approach to SME productivity that encompasses an effective combination of macro- and meso-level policies, the creation of a conducive business environment, the strengthening of SME support institutions together with interventions at the enterprise level. Special attention will be given to strategies to promote productivity at the firm level and ways to scale-up firm level productivity programmes. The course will be delivered by ILO, OECD and ITC-ILO specialists. Read More

Enrolment deadline: 16 Sep 2016

Code: A3510093

When: 26 Sep 2016 - 29 Sep 2016

Venue Bangkok, Thailand

Language: English

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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

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Master in World Heritage and Cultural Projects for Development (BLENDED)
The Master in World Heritage and Cultural Projects for Development aims to impart the necessary competencies and skills to participants, in the conservation and promotion of World Heritage Sites as well as in the conceptualization of sustainable projects designed around a wide spectrum of cultural activities in the fields of natural and cultural heritage, creative industries, museums and tourism. The programme provides a solid foundation in cultural economics and explores in detail the economic, social, institutional and legal considerations that govern the diverse categories of heritage, enabling monitoring of their effectiveness. It also puts emphasis on strategic management competencies and project management for the preservation and promotion of UNESCO-designated World Heritage Sites (WHS), through the preparation of management plans and projects. Read More

Enrolment deadline: 15 Oct 2016

Code: A979082

When: 17 Oct 2016 - 13 Oct 2017

Venue Blended

Language: English

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Maestría en Patrimonio Mundial y Proyectos Culturales para el Desarrollo (COMBINADO)
La Maestría en Patrimonio Mundial y Proyectos Culturales para el Desarrollo es un programa organizado por la Universidad de Turín, la Universidad de Barcelona, el Centro Internacional de Formación de la OIT, en colaboración con el Centro del Patrimonio Mundial de la UNESCO. El programa tiene como objetivo contribuir en la mejora de la gestión de los recursos culturales, preparando a los gestores y a los profesionales para que se conviertan en activos emprendedores culturales y promuevan el desarrollo local, la generación de ingresos y la creación de empleo, enriqueciendo de este modo el enfoque tradicional de la conservación del patrimonio cultural. El programa proporciona una sólida formación en economía cultural, explorando en detalle las dimensiones económica, social, institucional y legal que constituyen la base de la gestión del patrimonio. Read More

Code: A979084

When: 17 Oct 2016 - 30 Sep 2017

Venue Blended

Language: Spanish

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Private sector development in fragile and conflict-affected settings
Private sector development is a vital tool with which to promote economic development and peace in fragile and conflict-affected environments. This three-day course is jointly organized by the Centre and GIZ under the auspices of the Donor Committee for Enterprise Development. The training course is based on the DCED framework to design and implement PSD interventions in a conflict-sensitive way, and understand the linkages and contribution of PSD to all aspects of peace-building and development. Read More

Enrolment deadline: 28 Oct 2016

Code: A909085

When: 31 Oct 2016 - 02 Nov 2016

Venue Turin Centre

Language: English

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Scaling up jobs and job quality in enterprise development (NEW)
Do you want to know how to scale up jobs and job quality in enterprise development? Do you want to know what works and what does not work in enterprise development? Do you want to know what the new trends in enterprise development are? Do you want to know how to identify and promote high-growth SMEs? Do you want to know how to move from analysis to action in enterprise development? Do you want to implement your project using a systemic approach? Do you want practical tools in enterprise development? If so, this NEW training course is for you. Read More

Enrolment deadline: 15 Nov 2016

Code: A909087

When: 14 Nov 2016 - 18 Nov 2016

Venue Turin Centre

Language: English

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Academia sobre Desarrollo rural y trabajo decente para la construcción de la paz
El trabajo decente desempeña un papel clave en la construcción de paz en Colombia. La generación de empleo de calidad, sobre todo en las áreas rurales, es clave en el proceso de creación de territorios seguros, sostenibles y resilientes. El acceso a la protección social para los grupos más vulnerables, el respeto a los derechos fundamentales en el trabajo y la resolución de las diferencias por medio del diálogo son ingredientes fundamentales para garantizar una paz duradera y con justicia social. En las zonas rurales, el pos-conflicto representa una oportunidad histórica para romper las desigualdades y dependencias existentes. El proceso de construcción de paz se considera una ocasión única para reconstruir una sociedad socialmente más coherente y económicamente más dinámica, diversificada y eficiente. Para avanzar hacia estos fines, se requieren organizaciones habilitadas para promover los procesos de desarrollo rural y generación de empleos en los territorios. Asimismo, se requieren funcionarios, actores sociales, privados y de la sociedad civil capacitados para acompañar a las comunidades en la inclusión de la población rural en la vida productiva. Read More

Code: A259425

When: 14 Nov 2016 - 18 Nov 2016

Venue Bogotá, Colombia

Language: Spanish

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Academia sobre Economia Social y Solidaria (Costa Rica)

Code: A259403

When: 21 Nov 2016 - 25 Nov 2016

Venue San José de Costa Rica

Language: Spanish

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Academy "Promoting decent jobs in fragile and conflict affected settings"
This five day academy will be delivered by leading international experts drawing on experiences from different countries in applying an integrated approach to job creation in FCAS. The academy will bring together experts and practitioners to share and discuss both the policy and practical aspects involved. Participants will get acquainted with tools to assess the impact of fragility on employment, will study the link between upstream and downstream approaches and will get an overview of lessons learnt in programmes that aim to create jobs through employment intensive investment, skills strategies, social protection, enterprise and cooperative development and local economic recovery. Read More

Enrolment deadline: 02 Dec 2016

Code: A5510125

When: 27 Nov 2016 - 01 Dec 2016

Venue Beirut (Lebanon)

Language: English

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Women's entrepreneurship development
This course provides policy-makers and development practitioners with practical guidance on how to design and implement an integrated approach to women's entrepreneurship promotion, addressing both policy and practical aspects. Participants will get acquainted with tools to assess and improve the enabling environment, build the capacity of women's entrepreneurs associations and integrate gender equality in value chain development and business training. Read More

Code: A909088

When: 05 Dec 2016 - 09 Dec 2016

Venue Turin Centre

Language: English

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News

Interview with Mr Robert Christen

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

South-South and triangular cooperation academy opened yesterday on campus

This academy, with over 150 representatives and specialists from development cooperation agencies, foreign affairs and other ministries, UN agencies, diplomatic missions, and local governments, will help set up and coordinate strategic initiatives and political advocacy linked to South-South and triangular cooperation.[1] Read More

MoU with RIMISP

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

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