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.

 

Upcoming courses

Diploma in Management of Development

Diploma in Management of Development

The Diploma in Management of Development, offered by the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization (ITCILO), aims at developing specialized multidisciplinary knowledge in the field of development. Read More

22 January 2018 - 01 June 2018

English

Turin Centre

A9011354

English

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Enrolment deadline: 17 December 2017

Passation des marchés de travaux, de fournitures et de consultance

Passation des marchés de travaux, de fournitures et de consultance

L'objectif principal poursuivi dans cette formation est que les participants soient en mesure de planifier et d'exécuter les fonctions et tâches relatives à l'ensemble du processus de passation de marchés et d'assurer la coordination de l'exécution de marchés; conformément aux directives en la matière des principales institutions financières internationales (IFI) et qu'ils se soient familiarisés avec les bonnes pratiques et les dernières tendances promues par les organisations internationales en matière de passation de marchés. Read More

26 February 2018 - 16 March 2018

French

Turin Centre

A9011197

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Enrolment deadline: 12 February 2018

Balance sheet analysis and assessment tools for procurement practitioners

Balance sheet analysis and assessment tools for procurement practitioners

This five-day module explores techniques for assessing a company's balance sheet in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). Read More

05 March 2018 - 09 March 2018

English

Turin Centre

A9011149

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Enrolment deadline: 23 February 2018

Supply chain management for procurement practitioners: Logistics, insurance policies and Incoterms

Supply chain management for procurement practitioners: Logistics, insurance policies and Incoterms

This workshop explores the competencies needed for the efficient performance of logistics operations (ordering and replenishment, shipping documents, freight forwarding and insurance arrangements, warehousing, use of international trade terms/Incoterms 2010, etc. Read More

12 March 2018 - 16 March 2018

English

Turin Centre

A9011150

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Enrolment deadline: 02 March 2018

Green jobs for sustainable development: Concepts and practices

Green jobs for sustainable development: Concepts and practices

An interactive e-learning opportunity to master concepts and definitions associated with green jobs, involving a review of tools, selected literature and ongoing practices. Read More

12 March 2018 - 18 May 2018

English - Spanish

Distance

A9711198

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Enrolment deadline: 26 February 2018

Harnessing mining for sustainable development

Harnessing mining for sustainable development

In many developing economies, the mining sector plays an important role in terms of economic growth, infrastructure development, skills development and job creation. Read More

19 March 2018 - 23 March 2018

English

Turin Centre

A9011199

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Enrolment deadline: 10 March 2018

Achats publics durables

Achats publics durables

L'objectif principal poursuivi dans cette formation est que les participants se familiarisent avec les concepts du développement durable et qu'ils s'approprient les techniques, mécanismes et instruments qui permettent de le promouvoir au travers des marchés publics, en particulier par la promotion de l'innovation, du respect des droits de l'homme et des normes du travail, de la création d'emplois, du développement local, de pratiques respectueuses de l'environnement social et de l'écosystème. Read More

19 March 2018 - 27 March 2018

French

Turin Centre

A9011200

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Enrolment deadline: 05 March 2018

Promoting a just transition to low-carbon and climate-resilient development

Promoting a just transition to low-carbon and climate-resilient development

In November 2015, the ILO adopted a set of guidelines for a just transition to environmentally sustainable economies and societies for all. Read More

26 March 2018 - 30 March 2018

English

Turin Centre

A9011201

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Enrolment deadline: 12 March 2018

Procurement management for consultancy services

Procurement management for consultancy services

This 4-days course looks at the World Bank Procurement Framework and Regulations for Projects after July 1, 2016. Read More

26 March 2018 - 29 March 2018

English

Turin Centre

A9011151

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Enrolment deadline: 09 March 2018

Effective investment facilitation and sustainable development

Effective investment facilitation and sustainable development

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is vital to maintain and strengthen economic growth, integrate countries into the global economy, boost technological innovation and know-how, enhance skills transfer and contribute to the creation of decent work. Read More

09 April 2018 - 13 April 2018

English

Turin Centre

A9011173

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Enrolment deadline: 26 March 2018

Project cycle management

Project cycle management

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

16 April 2018 - 27 April 2018

English

Turin Centre

A9011203

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Enrolment deadline: 02 April 2018

Sustainable procurement: Social, economic and environmental considerations in public procurement

Sustainable procurement: Social, economic and environmental considerations in public procurement

This course explores the competencies needed for the execution of socially and environmentally responsible procurement, while upholding the principle of value for money (VFM). Read More

16 April 2018 - 20 April 2018

English

Turin Centre

A9011152

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Enrolment deadline: 02 April 2018

Passation des marchés par voie électronique

Passation des marchés par voie électronique

Ce cours a pour objectif de préparer les participants à jouer un rôle actif dans l'élaboration et la mise en œuvre d'un projet visant à l'implantation de la passation des marchés par voie électronique au niveau d'une organisation ou d'une administration désireuse de dématérialiser ces processus de passation des marchés. Read More

16 April 2018 - 20 April 2018

French

Turin Centre

A9011202

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Enrolment deadline: 02 April 2018

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 line with the relevant contractual clauses and the overall provisions of the applicable contract law. Read More

23 April 2018 - 27 April 2018

Russian

Turin Centre

A4011158

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Enrolment deadline: 23 April 2018

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 line with the relevant contractual clauses and the overall provisions of the applicable contract law. Read More

23 April 2018 - 27 April 2018

English

Turin Centre

A9011153

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Enrolment deadline: 06 April 2018

Risk management in development projects

Risk management in development projects

This course deals, in a practical manner, with project risk management as a management technique that can be used to handle risks associated with development cooperation and public-sector projects throughout the cycle. Read More

23 April 2018 - 27 April 2018

English

Turin Centre

A9011205

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Enrolment deadline: 09 April 2018

Multinational enterprises, development and decent work: The approach of the ILO MNE Declaration

Multinational enterprises, development and decent work: The approach of the ILO MNE Declaration

This course looks at the potential of multinational enterprises (MNEs) and national enterprises to contribute to respect for labour rights and the achievement of decent work for all. Read More

23 April 2018 - 27 April 2018

English

Turin Centre

A9011204

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Enrolment deadline: 09 April 2018

Concevoir et rédiger des propositions de projets convaincantes!

Concevoir et rédiger des propositions de projets convaincantes!

L'un des principaux outils utilisés par les organisations pour mobiliser le soutien et les ressources nécessaires à la réalisation d'objectifs stratégiques se présente sous la forme de proposition de projets de développement ou d'investissement. Read More

23 April 2018 - 27 April 2018

French

Turin Centre

A9011337

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Enrolment deadline: 13 April 2018

Procurement management for equipment and works in World Bank-funded projects

Procurement management for equipment and works in World Bank-funded projects

This course looks at the World Bank Procurement Framework and Regulations for Projects after July 1, 2016. Read More

07 May 2018 - 18 May 2018

English

Turin Centre

A9011154

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Enrolment deadline: 23 April 2018

Public-private partnership policies: Legal framework and competition requirements

Public-private partnership policies: Legal framework and competition requirements

This workshop explores the legal foundation and managerial processes for setting up public-private partnerships (PPPs) and sustaining their economic equilibrium and effectiveness in service delivery. Read More

07 May 2018 - 12 May 2018

English

Turin Centre

A9011155

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Enrolment deadline: 12 April 2018

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

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

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

14 May 2018 - 18 May 2018

English

Turin Centre

A9011156

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Enrolment deadline: 27 April 2018

E-procurement

E-procurement

This workshop prepares participants to play an active role in planning and implementing e-procurement projects within their organizations and in the public sector. Read More

21 May 2018 - 25 May 2018

English

Turin Centre

A9011157

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Enrolment deadline: 04 May 2018

Results-based management in public and international organizations

Results-based management in public and international organizations

Management is about achieving results. Read More

28 May 2018 - 08 June 2018

English

Turin Centre

A9011206

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Enrolment deadline: 14 May 2018

Master of Laws in Intellectual Property

Master of Laws in Intellectual Property

The Master of Laws in Intellectual Property is designed to equip participants with the skills needed to play a leading role in intellectual property rights (IPR) practice and teaching through exposure to an international and comparative approach. Read More

28 May 2018 - 28 February 2019

English

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A9711207

English

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Enrolment deadline: 31 March 2018

Energy transition: Perspectives and opportunities for the world of work

Energy transition: Perspectives and opportunities for the world of work

The course will provide a space to learn about and share knowledge, experiences, approaches and perspectives to improve energy access, efficiency and deal with energy transition in rural and urban areas, as well as in industry, while ensuring environmental and socio-economic benefits. Read More

04 June 2018 - 08 June 2018

English

Turin Centre

A9011208

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Enrolment deadline: 21 May 2018

Green building and construction: Pathway towards inclusive growth and the creation of decent and green jobs

Green building and construction: Pathway towards inclusive growth and the creation of decent and green jobs

Faced with the increased demand for affordable quality housing, many countries in Africa, Asia and South America have recognized the potential of green building and construction in terms of social, economic and environmental development. Read More

04 June 2018 - 08 June 2018

English

Turin Centre

A9011209

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Enrolment deadline: 21 May 2018

International procurement management

International procurement management

This two-week course covers the full spectrum of competencies needed for international competitive bidding for the acquisition of goods, works and services. Read More

18 June 2018 - 29 June 2018

Russian

Turin Centre

A4011159

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Enrolment deadline: 04 June 2018

Financial management for development projects

Financial management for development projects

Financial management is more than an administrative and control duty. Read More

18 June 2018 - 29 June 2018

English

Turin Centre

A9011210

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Enrolment deadline: 04 June 2018

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

25 June 2018 - 29 June 2018

English

Turin Centre

A9011160

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Enrolment deadline: 11 June 2018

Effective project implementation

Effective project implementation

The course aims to improve the competencies of its participants in the application of the knowledge areas required for effective project implementation in accordance with professional standards used by project management bodies, the ILO, United Nations Organizations and multilateral development banks. Read More

09 July 2018 - 13 July 2018

English

Turin Centre

A9011211

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Enrolment deadline: 25 June 2018

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

20 August 2018 - 31 August 2018

Russian

Turin Centre

A4011214

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Enrolment deadline: 13 August 2018

Seguimiento y evaluación de proyectos y de programas

Seguimiento y evaluación de proyectos y de programas

Los programas y proyectos de desarrollo se implementan cada vez más en un marco basado en la gestión por resultados. Read More

20 August 2018 - 31 August 2018

Spanish

Turin Centre

A2011212

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Enrolment deadline: 06 August 2018

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

10 September 2018 - 21 September 2018

English

Turin Centre

A9011213

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Enrolment deadline: 20 August 2018

Designing successful projects

Designing successful projects

Participants will 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

24 September 2018 - 26 October 2018

English

Blended

A9711217

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Enrolment deadline: 10 September 2018

Procurement management in the public sector

Procurement management in the public sector

This course looks at the World Bank Procurement Framework and Regulations for Projects after July 1, 2016. Read More

24 September 2018 - 12 October 2018

English

Turin Centre

A9011161

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Enrolment deadline: 10 September 2018

International Labour Standards and Corporate Social Responsibility: Understanding workers' rights in the context of due diligence

International Labour Standards and Corporate Social Responsibility: Understanding workers' rights in the context of due diligence

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

08 October 2018 - 12 October 2018

English

Turin Centre

A9011168

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Enrolment deadline: 24 September 2018

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

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

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

08 October 2018 - 12 October 2018

Russian

Turin Centre

A4011162

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Enrolment deadline: 08 October 2018

Master in Public Procurement Management for Sustainable Development

Master in Public Procurement Management for Sustainable Development

This programme is unique in its comprehensive coverage of the four pillars needed for effective operation of national public procurement systems as defined by the OECD. Read More

08 October 2018 - 08 October 2019

English

Blended

A9711273

English

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Enrolment deadline: 01 October 2018

Gestión de programas y proyectos: elaboración, monitoreo y evaluación

Gestión de programas y proyectos: elaboración, monitoreo y evaluación

El curso tiene como objetivo proporcionar a los participantes un conjunto completo de competencias, técnicas, herramientas y buenas prácticas para gestionar todas las fases del ciclo de vida del proyecto: identificación, preparación, implementación/monitoreo y evaluación de proyectos. Read More

15 October 2018 - 26 October 2018

Spanish - Portuguese

Turin Centre

A2011220

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Enrolment deadline: 01 October 2018

Master en gouvernance et management des marchés publics en appui au développment durable

Master en gouvernance et management des marchés publics en appui au développment durable

Le programme a pour objectif de permettre aux participants d'acquérir l'ensemble du corpus de connaissances et les capacités techniques nécessaires à la régulation, la passation, l'exécution, le suivi et l'audit des marchés publics. Read More

15 October 2018 - 11 October 2019

French

Blended

A9711272

French

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Enrolment deadline: 01 June 2018

Master in Management of Development

Master in Management of Development

This Master provides participants with the knowledge and skills for effective participation in the management of development programmes and projects. Read More

15 October 2018 - 18 October 2019

English

Blended

A9711219

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Enrolment deadline: 17 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 to monitor performance and evaluate the efficiency, effectiveness, relevance and sustainability of development programmes and projects. Read More

22 October 2018 - 26 October 2018

Russian

Turin Centre

A4011218

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Enrolment deadline: 24 September 2018

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

29 October 2018 - 09 November 2018

French

Turin Centre

A9011221

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Enrolment deadline: 15 October 2018

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

05 November 2018 - 09 November 2018

Russian

Turin Centre

A4011222

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Enrolment deadline: 22 October 2018

Selection and recruitment of consultants in World Bank-funded projects

Selection and recruitment of consultants in World Bank-funded projects

This course looks at the World Bank Procurement Framework and Regulations for Projects after July 1, 2016. Read More

05 November 2018 - 09 November 2018

English

Turin Centre

A9011163

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Enrolment deadline: 22 October 2018

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

12 November 2018 - 16 November 2018

English

Turin Centre

A9011224

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Enrolment deadline: 29 October 2018

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

12 November 2018 - 16 November 2018

English

Turin Centre

A9011223

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Enrolment deadline: 29 October 2018

Works procurement management

Works procurement management

This course looks at the World Bank Procurement Framework and Regulations for Projects after July 1, 2016. Read More

19 November 2018 - 23 November 2018

English

Turin Centre

A9011165

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Enrolment deadline: 05 November 2018

Works procurement management

Works procurement management

This course looks at the World Bank Procurement Framework and Regulations for Projects after July 1, 2016. Read More

19 November 2018 - 23 November 2018

Russian

Turin Centre

A4011164

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Enrolment deadline: 05 November 2018

Leadership and motivation skills: Making teams effective

Leadership and motivation skills: Making teams effective

The course aims to improve the competencies of participants in mobilizing and managing effective teams through developing their leadership and motivational styles and by adapting these to evolving contexts. Read More

03 December 2018 - 07 December 2018

English

Turin Centre

A9011225

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Enrolment deadline: 19 November 2018

Selection and recruitment of consultants for World Bank-funded projects

Selection and recruitment of consultants for World Bank-funded projects

This course looks at the World Bank Procurement Framework and Regulations for Projects after July 1, 2016. Read More

03 December 2018 - 07 December 2018

Russian

Turin Centre

A4011167

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Enrolment deadline: 19 November 2018

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

03 December 2018 - 07 December 2018

English

Turin Centre

A9011166

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Enrolment deadline: 19 November 2018

Change management for public sector institutions

Change management for public sector institutions

The efforts required to implement change in public sector institutions are often underestimated, which frequently leads to disappointing results. Read More

10 December 2018 - 14 December 2018

English

Turin Centre

A9011226

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Enrolment deadline: 26 November 2018

News

Delivering to your door

Delivering to your door

A tripartite training activity on “Multinational enterprises, development and decent work: the approach of the MNE Declaration” was recently implemented in the Americas. Read More

The Centre welcomes a delegation from the office of the Auditor General of Pakistan

The Centre welcomes a delegation from the office of the Auditor General of Pakistan

A training activity on Works Procurement Management for staff of the Auditor General of the Government of Pakistan has just started at the Centre. Read More

Disruptive plans for a greener future

Disruptive plans for a greener future

Almost two years after the United Nations adopted the “Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”, Zambia hosted the first ever “Africa Forum on Private Sector Inclusive Green Growth and Decent Green Job Creation”. Read More

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