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.

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Job creation in fragile states
Estimates indicate that 1.5 billion people live in conflict-affected and fragile States and that this number is still growing. By the end of 2013, 51.2 million individuals had been forcibly displaced worldwide as a result of persecution, conflict, generalized violence, or human rights violations. Some 16.7 million persons were refugees. Although the root causes of fragility vary, inequality, lack of decent work opportunities and social exclusion are common characteristics of fragile situations. In serious crisis situations, livelihoods are destroyed, businesses interrupted, workplaces damaged and millions of workers lose their jobs and the social protection that often goes with them. Moreover in these situations, the institutions that provide for social protection, basic needs and law and order are often compromised or destroyed. Lack of respect for core labour standards, inequality and social exclusion are often common characteristics of crisis. But also in fragile situations characterized by a lower intensity of conflict (contested elections, social unrest, weak governance) negative impacts on income, employment and decent work are observed. There is no one-size-fits-all design for promoting decent jobs in fragile contexts. Programmes need to be adapted in order to provide appropriate strategies and solutions for each specific situation, including immediate as well as long-term responses. Responses need to be gender-sensitive and address the specific needs of vulnerable groups. The role of organized business, labour and government in the development and implementation of strategies to promote decent work in fragile settings is crucial. This 5-day training course is delivered by leading international experts drawing on experiences from different countries in applying an integrated approach to job creation in fragile contexts. The course 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 local economic recovery, employment intensive investment, micro and small enterprise development and cooperative development. The course is organized in cooperation with the Fragile States and Disaster Response Team in ILO Geneva.       Read More

Enrolment deadline: 16 May 2016

Code: A909074

When: 16 May 2016 - 20 May 2016

Venue Turin Centre

Language: English

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Sustainable Enterprise Academy: Promoting Decent Work in Sustainable Supply Chains
This year's Sustainable Enterprise Academy will focus on policies, approaches and tools to promote decent work in sustainable supply chains. Participants will gain a profound understanding of the opportunities and challenges that increasingly complex and internationalized supply chains bring to governments, enterprises and workers. They will learn about different approaches and mechanisms to improve working conditions within supply chains and how these approaches complement each other in practice. Specific attention will be paid to ways to effectively and sustainably include SMEs in supply chains. The Academy will draw on the experiences of leading international experts on decent work, labour standards, enterprise development and sustainable supply chain development. Read More

Enrolment deadline: 24 May 2016

Code: A909075

When: 20 Jun 2016 - 24 Jun 2016

Venue Turin Centre

Language: English

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Redução do risco de desastres e desenvolvimento local sustentável (nova edição com integração da perspectiva de gênero) (COMBINADO)
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. Propõe a análise de conceitos teóricos e a elaboração de ferramentas práticas em matéria de prevenção, preparativos, reconstrução, mudança climática e planeamento estratégico para o desenvolvimento local. Read More

Code: A979073

When: 27 Jun 2016 - 30 Dec 2016

Venue Blended

Language: Portuguese - Spanish

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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

Enrolment deadline: 08 Jul 2016

Code: A979076

When: 01 Jul 2016 - 31 Oct 2016

Venue Distance

Language: Portuguese - Spanish

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South-South and Triangular Cooperation Academy
South-South and triangular cooperation (SSTC) can be defined as the collaboration between two or more developing countries that is guided by the principles of solidarity and non-conditionality, aiming at implementing inclusive and distributive development models that are driven by demand. SSTC is based on a fundamental premise that developing countries should identify their own needs and address them in part by acquiring new expertise, knowledge and technology from other countries of the global south that have acquired experience from regular Development Cooperation initiatives funded by Official Development Assistance. In this sense, SSTC is a complement to North-South cooperation in a concerted effort to promote development opportunities. Read More

Code: A909374

When: 11 Jul 2016 - 15 Jul 2016

Venue Turin Centre

Language: Portuguese - French - Spanish - English

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The Boulder Microfinance Training Programme
The Boulder Microfinance Programme is a three-weeks intensive training on best practice in microfinance. The course provides an unparalleled learning environment encompassing a rich community of leaders from across the field of microfinance. Read More

Code: A909079

When: 18 Jul 2016 - 05 Aug 2016

Venue Turin Centre

Language: French - English

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Value chain development: moving from analysis to action (NEW)
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 NEW training course is for you. Read More

Enrolment deadline: 05 Sep 2016

Code: A909080

When: 05 Sep 2016 - 09 Sep 2016

Venue Turin Centre

Language: English

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Promoting the inclusion of women in extractive industries value chains
There is a large body of well researched evidence on the gender inequalities that exist within extractive industry corporations and their value chains. The expectations and opportunities of those involved in, and affected by, extractive industries mean that industry development outcomes differ for men and women, often based on gender discrimination to the disadvantage of women. Read More

Enrolment deadline: 12 May 2016

Code: A979390

When: 19 Sep 2016 - 25 Nov 2016

Venue Distance

Language: English

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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: 22 Sep 2016

Code: A979081

When: 26 Sep 2016 - 02 Dec 2016

Venue Distance

Language: French - Spanish - 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

Code: A909087

When: 14 Nov 2016 - 18 Nov 2016

Venue Turin Centre

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

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

Thinking “glocally”

In January, the Centre hosted a high-level delegation from Mozambique composed of representatives from the Ministry of Labour, and workers’ and employers’ organizations, as part of a UN project to promote Decent Work in Mozambique, financed by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. Read More

Promotion of sustainable business practices in global supply chains

The Centre, in collaboration with the United Nations Mozambique, will host a Policy dialogue on campus on the “Promotion of sustainable business practices in global supply chains” on 28th and 29th January 2016. Read More

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