Referring simultaneously to the broad definition of sustainable development adopted by the United Nations, which postulates an intrinsic relation between economic, social and environmental well-being, SDP takes as a more concrete starting point the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the framework of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Among the 17 SDGs, particular attention is devoted – from an ILO perspective – to goal 8, which aims to “Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all”.

SDP is currently offering activities linked in different ways to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 SDGs, aligned to the five areas of expertise listed below:

 

SDP designs and delivers courses in partnership with the ILO, UN sister agencies and key international institutions like the World Bank, regional development banks, universities, and inter-governmental organizations.

Our training activities are currently delivered in English, French, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese and Arabic. Many of them, particularly the short open courses and the Masters programmes, are delivered in Turin, but tailored activities and capacity-building projects are frequently delivered in the respective partner’s country.

We also provide advisory services for public procurement reform at the legal, institutional and managerial levels, as well as assistance in designing, implementing and evaluating development projects and programmes.

In partnership with the University of Turin and in collaboration with other international organizations, the Sustainable Development Programme – within the context of the Turin School of Development  – offers a number of Masters programmes that prepare new graduates and professionals, from both developed and developing countries, for immediate involvement in social and economic development work and/or for the performance of jobs that require an understanding of the rules of the globalized economy.

 

Areas of expertise

Decent work and sustainable development

The promotion of Decent Work features prominently in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted at the UN Summit on Sustainable Development held in New York in September 2015.

Enterprise Development

Enterprises are a principal source of growth, wealth creation, employment and decent work. The ITC-ILO support countries in the creation of enterprises that are productive, competitive and contribute to social inclusion, while producing in an environmentally sustainable manner.

Green jobs

The move towards a “green economy” has been gaining momentum in parallel with the international debate and negotiations on climate change.

Procurement management

Public procurement management is a cornerstone of good governance.

Project and programme cycle management

For a long time, the desired outcomes of development programmes and projects were compromised by a shortage of well-trained project staff.

Upcoming courses

Project management: Investment projects

Project management: Investment projects

The course aims to provide participants with a complete set of competencies, techniques, tools and good practices for managing all project life-cycle phases: project identification, preparation, implementation/monitoring and evaluation. Read More

28 August 2017 - 08 September 2017

Russian

Turin Centre

A4010394

Russian

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Enrolment deadline: 28 August 2017

Procurement of information systems in World Bank-funded projects

Procurement of information systems in World Bank-funded projects

This course explores the competencies needed for the successful planning and execution of procurement operations for the supply and installation of customized information systems in World Bank-funded projects. Read More

04 September 2017 - 08 September 2017

English

Turin Centre

A9010372

English

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Enrolment deadline: 07 August 2017

International labour standards and corporate social responsibility: Understanding workers' rights in the framework of due diligence

International labour standards and corporate social responsibility: Understanding workers' rights in the framework of due diligence

Companies are under increasing pressure, stemming from stakeholder expectations, reporting requirements, conditions for tendering, etc. Read More

11 September 2017 - 15 September 2017

English

Turin Centre

A9010478

English

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Enrolment deadline: 08 September 2017

Monitoring and evaluation of development projects and programmes

Monitoring and evaluation of development projects and programmes

This course aims to impart the technical and managerial competencies needed for monitoring performance and for evaluating the efficiency, effectiveness, relevance and sustainability of development programmes and projects. Read More

18 September 2017 - 29 September 2017

English

Turin Centre

A9010395

English

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Enrolment deadline: 18 September 2017

Monitoring and evaluation of development projects and programmes

Monitoring and evaluation of development projects and programmes

This course aims to impart the technical and managerial competencies needed for monitoring performance and for evaluating the efficiency, effectiveness, relevance and sustainability of development programmes and projects. Read More

09 October 2017 - 13 October 2017

Russian

Turin Centre

A4010396

Russian

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Enrolment deadline: 09 October 2017

Writing successful project proposals

Writing successful project proposals

On this course, participants explore the techniques and tricks used to identify opportunities for mobilizing a project's budgetary resources, and strengthen their skills in designing projects and writing successful project proposals. Read More

09 October 2017 - 10 November 2017

English

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A9710397

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Enrolment deadline: 09 October 2017

Procurement management in the public sector

Procurement management in the public sector

This course explains the significance of public procurement for national development and good governance; participants may attend the entire course of three-weeks duration, or the two-weeks duration related to Modules 2nd and 3rd ; those participants willing to attend a single module of one-week duration (2nd or 3rd Module) may also request to do so. Read More

09 October 2017 - 27 October 2017

English

Turin Centre

A9010373

English

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Enrolment deadline: 17 September 2017

Master in Management of Development

Master in Management of Development

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16 October 2017 - 15 October 2018

English

Blended

A9710487

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Enrolment deadline: 17 September 2017

Procurement audit and systems for prevention and detection of fraud and corruption

Procurement audit and systems for prevention and detection of fraud and corruption

This course contributes to improvement of the effectiveness of the procurement audit and supervision functions in national and IFI procurement operations. Read More

23 October 2017 - 27 October 2017

Russian

Turin Centre

A4010374

Russian

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Enrolment deadline: 23 October 2017

Suivi et évaluation des programmes et projets

Suivi et évaluation des programmes et projets

Ce cours renforcera les compétences techniques et managériales requises pour assurer un suivi efficace des projets et programmes et pour gérer les différentes évaluations s'articulant autour du cycle. Read More

30 October 2017 - 10 November 2017

French

Turin Centre

A9010398

French

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Enrolment deadline: 30 October 2017

Gestão de programas e projetos: elaboração, monitorização e avaliação

Gestão de programas e projetos: elaboração, monitorização e avaliação

Os participantes aprendem os métodos e as técnicas mais modernas de gestão de programas e projetos públicos, numa perspetiva sistémica, que inclui os programas públicos de política orçamental (orçamento - programa) e os projetos de desenvolvimento de menor dimensão, a nível setorial, local ou geridos por ONG. Read More

30 October 2017 - 10 November 2017

Portuguese

Turin Centre

A9010393

Portuguese

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Enrolment deadline: 15 October 2017

Impact evaluation of public policies, programmes and projects

Impact evaluation of public policies, programmes and projects

The aim of impact evaluation is to assess the relevance and effectiveness of a project, programme or public policy in bringing about a desired change in the well-being of the target population, as well as to measure improvements in pre-defined indicators in the particular sector, where applicable, that can be attributed to the development intervention. Read More

06 November 2017 - 10 November 2017

English

Turin Centre

A9010399

English

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Enrolment deadline: 27 October 2017

Advanced contract management

Advanced contract management

This workshop builds the capacity of procurement practitioners to assess contractual risks, develop plans to monitor the performance of suppliers, contractors and consultants, and take corrective action in accordance with the relevant contractual clauses and the overall provisions of the applicable contract law. Read More

06 November 2017 - 10 November 2017

English

Turin Centre

A9010375

English

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Enrolment deadline: 06 November 2017

Introduction to international financial reporting standards

Introduction to international financial reporting standards

This course presents an overview of major International Accounting Board standards and explains how these standards fit together and how to resolve apparent conflicts. Read More

13 November 2017 - 17 November 2017

Russian

Turin Centre

A4010491

Russian

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Enrolment deadline: 13 November 2017

Selection and recruitment of consultants in World Bank-funded projects

Selection and recruitment of consultants in World Bank-funded projects

This course is designed to upgrade the ability of borrowers' staff and public procurement personnel to apply World Bank Policy and Procurement Regulations and related requests for proposals (RFP) in the areas of consultancy assignment selection, recruitment, and supervision. Read More

13 November 2017 - 17 November 2017

English

Turin Centre

A9010376

English

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Enrolment deadline: 22 October 2017

Opportunities for green jobs in the waste sector

Opportunities for green jobs in the waste sector

The prevention, reuse, recycling and recovery of waste can create considerable social, economic and environmental opportunities for many countries. Read More

13 November 2017 - 17 November 2017

English

Turin Centre

A9010490

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Enrolment deadline: 16 October 2017

Works procurement management

Works procurement management

National development projects typically include substantial investments for the construction, renovation and maintenance of public infrastructure and buildings. Read More

20 November 2017 - 24 November 2017

Russian

Turin Centre

A4010377

Russian

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Enrolment deadline: 20 November 2017

Selection and recruitment of consultants in World Bank-funded projects

Selection and recruitment of consultants in World Bank-funded projects

This course is designed to upgrade the ability of borrowers' staff and public procurement personnel to apply World Bank Procurement Regulations and related requests for proposals (RFP) in the areas of consultancy assignment selection, recruitment, and supervision. Read More

04 December 2017 - 08 December 2017

Russian

Turin Centre

A4010379

Russian

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Enrolment deadline: 04 December 2017

Works procurement management

Works procurement management

National development projects typically include substantial investments for the construction, renovation and maintenance of public infrastructure and buildings. Read More

04 December 2017 - 08 December 2017

English

Turin Centre

A9010378

English

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Enrolment deadline: 12 November 2017

Leadership and motivation skills: Making teams effective

Leadership and motivation skills: Making teams effective

The course aims to upgrade the competencies of participants in mobilising and managing effective teams through developing their leadership and motivation styles and through adapting these to the evolving contexts. Read More

11 December 2017 - 15 December 2017

English

Turin Centre

A9010404

English

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Enrolment deadline: 01 December 2017

News

First international seminar of the Brazil-ILO Project on “South-South Cooperation on decent work in the cotton supply chain” successfully concluded

First international seminar of the Brazil-ILO Project on “South-South Cooperation on decent work in the cotton supply chain” successfully concluded

As part of the ILO-Brazil global project on “South-South Cooperation for the promotion of decent work in cotton-producing countries in Africa and Latin America”[1], over 25 stakeholders from Brazil, Mali, Tanzania, Mozambique, Peru and Paraguay gathered at the Centre from 5 to 9 June 2017. Read More

Cities and societies in transition - Towards a low-carbon and inclusive development

Cities and societies in transition - Towards a low-carbon and inclusive development

On 5 June 2017, Festival CinemAmbiente, the Turin-based Environmental Film Festival, and the Centre celebrated World Environment Day 2017 by convening a conference entitled “Cities and societies in transition - Towards a low-carbon and inclusive development”, on campus, as part of the “Eco-Talks” planned for the 20th edition of the festival. Read More

The Centre celebrates World Environment Day 2017

The Centre celebrates World Environment Day 2017

The Environmental Film Festival and the International Training Centre of the ILO are celebrating World Environment Day (#WorldEnvironmentDay #WithNature 2017) with a Conference on “Cities and societies in transition - Towards a low-carbon and inclusive development”. Read More

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