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

Academy on Social and Solidarity Economy

Academy on Social and Solidarity Economy

Known as the "ILO Social and Solidarity Economy Academy (SSE Academy)", this inter-regional training event has gathered together more than 500 practitioners and policy-makers from around the world, to share their experiences and meet leading SSE specialists. Read More

26 June 2017 - 30 June 2017

English

Seoul, South Corea

A3510701

English

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Enrolment deadline: 30 April 2017

Rural and Agricultural Finance Program

Rural and Agricultural Finance Program

The Rural and Agricultural Finance Program (RAFP) is a three-week training program that provides additional depth to the already experienced agricultural finance specialist, bringing a global perspective on how to meet the financial needs of rural SMEs and agricultural households. Read More

17 July 2017 - 04 August 2017

English

Turin Centre

A9010958

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Enrolment deadline: 17 July 2017

The Boulder Microfinance Training

The Boulder Microfinance Training

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

Gestión de Instituciones Microfinancieras Manejando la Diversificación de Productos en Instituciones de Inclusión Financiera

Gestión de Instituciones Microfinancieras Manejando la Diversificación de Productos en Instituciones de Inclusión Financiera

La Organización Internacional del Trabajo (OIT) invierte en microfinanzas, y en especial en la construcción de habilidades para los gerentes de Instituciones preocupadas en las Finanzas inclusivas, ya que se cree que las microfinanzas pueden ayudar al logro de su visión que apunta hacia el trabajo decente para todos. Read More

28 August 2017 - 01 September 2017

Spanish

Turin Centre

A9010984

Spanish

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Enrolment deadline: 21 July 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

English

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Enrolment deadline: 04 August 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

14 September 2017 - 22 December 2017

Spanish - Portuguese

Distance

A9710410

Spanish

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Enrolment deadline: 02 June 2017

Academy on Social and Solidarity Economy: The future of work

Academy on Social and Solidarity Economy: The future of work

The main objective of the Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) Academy will be to generate a better understanding of the concept of SSE and its possible contribution to the future of work. Read More

25 September 2017 - 29 September 2017

English - French

Luxembourg

A9510700

English

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Enrolment deadline: 01 September 2017

Decent Work Academy

Decent Work Academy

The Decent Work Academy offers policy makers and development partners the opportunity to explore and debate present and future work challenges on the African continent. Read More

02 October 2017 - 06 October 2017

English - French

Pretoria, South Africa

A9510699

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Enrolment deadline: 08 September 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

Private sector development in fragile and conflict-affected settings

Private sector development in fragile and conflict-affected settings

Private Sector Development is widely recognised to be a vital tool for societies to transition from conflict to peaceful development. Read More

16 October 2017 - 20 October 2017

English

Turin Centre

A9010665

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Enrolment deadline: 29 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

Blended

A9710414

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Enrolment deadline: 15 September 2017

Assurer le fonctionnement de la microfinance: cours pour les bailleurs - Comment les bailleurs peuvent-ils soutenir la microfinance de manière efficace?

Assurer le fonctionnement de la microfinance: cours pour les bailleurs - Comment les bailleurs peuvent-ils soutenir la microfinance de manière efficace?

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

13 November 2017 - 17 November 2017

French

Rabat, Marocco

A9510913

French

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Enrolment deadline: 30 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

Women's entrepreneurship development

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. Read More

11 December 2017 - 15 December 2017

English

Turin Centre

A9010418

English

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Enrolment deadline: 09 November 2017

News

Learning by doing

Learning by doing

On Wednesday, 24 May 2017, a group of local young entrepreneurs met at the India Habitat Centre in New Delhi to share their experience of starting and running a business in India with participants in the one-year training programme on “Employment Policies: Moving from Fragility to Resilience”, tailored for Afghanistan. Read More

The Centre in Asia

The Centre in Asia

This week the Centre and the ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, the ILO Office in Vientiane and RIMISP, a Latin American network promoting rural and territorial development, are organizing the first edition of a course entitled “Sustainable tourism and short rural supply chains” in Luang Prabang, Lao PDR. Read More

Cross-cutting issues

Cross-cutting issues

The fourth module of the one-year training programme on “Employment Policies: Moving from Fragility to Resilience “, tailored for Afghanistan, started officially in New Delhi on Monday 22 May 2017. Read More

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