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.

Resources

Upcoming courses

Academia sobre Desarrollo rural y trabajo decente para la construcción de la paz

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. Read More

16 January 2017 - 20 January 2017

Spanish

Bogotá, Colombia

A259425

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Enrolment deadline: 16 December 2016

Productivity and working conditions in SMEs: A course for policy makers

Productivity and working conditions in SMEs: A course for policy makers

This training course aims to enhance the skills of policy-makers and practitioners in assessing and designing policies to improve productivity and working conditions in SMEs. Read More

06 February 2017 - 10 February 2017

English

Turin Centre

A9010405

English

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Enrolment deadline: 06 January 2017

Promover el desarrollo rural: el turismo sostenible y las cadenas cortas de suministro agrícola

Promover el desarrollo rural: el turismo sostenible y las cadenas cortas de suministro agrícola

Esta actividad reúne a profesionales y responsables de políticas internacionales que hablarán de sus experiencias sobre la reducción de las cadenas de suministro en las economías rurales. Read More

06 March 2017 - 10 March 2017

Spanish - Portuguese

Turin Centre

A9010406

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Enrolment deadline: 03 February 2017

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

to be defined

A9510407

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Enrolment deadline: 24 February 2017

What works in youth entrepreneurship: A global knowledge-sharing event

What works in youth entrepreneurship: A global knowledge-sharing event

The event will facilitate the exchange of experiences and good practices in boosting youth entrepreneurship, both at the policy level and in terms of practical tools and methodologies. Read More

24 April 2017 - 28 April 2017

English

Turin Centre

A9010459

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Enrolment deadline: 08 April 2017

Enterprise development through value chains and business services markets

Enterprise development through value chains and business services markets

This course is highly relevant for professionals creating and implementing value-chain and enterprise development projects in rural and urban areas. Read More

01 May 2017 - 15 December 2017

English - Spanish - Portuguese

Distance

A9710408

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Enrolment deadline: 31 March 2017

Redução do risco de desastres e desenvolvimento local sustentável

Redução do risco de desastres e desenvolvimento local sustentável

O objetivo deste curso é contribuir para reforçar as capacidades dos atores locais na integração da redução do risco de desastres nos processos de desenvolvimento local. Read More

05 May 2017 - 30 November 2017

Spanish - Portuguese

Blended

A9710409

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Enrolment deadline: 31 March 2017

PRORURAL - Proyectos de desarrollo rural: formulación, ejecución, monitoreo y evaluación

PRORURAL - Proyectos de desarrollo rural: formulación, ejecución, monitoreo y evaluación

El objetivo del curso es capacitar a los participantes para diseñar planes estratégicos territoriales y proyectos específicos de desarrollo rural utilizando la metodología del marco lógico y prestando especial atención a la importancia de implicar a los actores locales en todas las fases del proceso. Read More

03 July 2017 - 03 November 2017

Spanish - Portuguese

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A9710410

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Enrolment deadline: 02 June 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

Value-chain development: Moving from analysis to action

Value-chain development: Moving from analysis to action

Do you want to move from analysis to action in value-chain development? Do you want to know how to facilitate the development of sustainable business models to secure lasting results? Do you want to know how to facilitate market system development? Do you want to know how to strengthen inclusive market systems? Do you want your enterprise development project to engage the private sector? Do you want to know how to manage value-chain development programmes? If so, this training course is for YOU!

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04 September 2017 - 08 September 2017

English

Turin Centre

A9010413

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Enrolment deadline: 04 August 2017

My.COOP - Managing your agricultural cooperative

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

02 October 2017 - 08 December 2017

English - French - Spanish

Distance

A9710412

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Enrolment deadline: 01 September 2017

Turismo sostenible y desarrollo local en áreas rurales

Turismo sostenible y desarrollo local en áreas rurales

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. Read More

16 October 2017 - 31 December 2017

Spanish - Portuguese

Blended

A9710414

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Enrolment deadline: 15 September 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

News

Academy on “Promoting decent jobs in fragile and conflict affected settings”

Academy on “Promoting decent jobs in fragile and conflict affected settings”

The Academy on “Promoting decent jobs in fragile and conflict affected settings” started in Beirut on 28 November 2016. Read More

7th Edition of the Academy on Social and Solidarity Economy

7th Edition of the Academy on Social and Solidarity Economy

Organised by the ILO and the International Training Center of the ILO in collaboration with the Ministry of Labour and Social Security and the University of Costa Rica, the 7th Academy on Social and Solidarity Economy for employment creation and promotion of local development was held in San José, Costa Rica from 21 to 25 November 2016. Read More

The Centre has welcomed a delegation from NUFE

The Centre has welcomed a delegation from NUFE

A delegation of three deans headed by Professor Xuefeng Song, president of the Nanjing University of Finance & Economics (NUFE) from the People’s Republic of China visited the Centre on 14 November 2016. Read More

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