Programme, language and venue
The eighth edition of the programme will take place from 23 October 2017 to 28 February 2019 and it will be structured into three phases:
Tutor-assisted self-study period
from 23 October 2017
to 21 January 2018
The completion of this phase will provide the students with the necessary basis in disciplines such as micro and macroeconomics, mathematics, statistics and excel for a proficient and successful attendance of the face-to-face cycle. It's a self-study period undertaken with the assistance of a tutor who will be in contact with the students on a daily basis through a dedicated forum, where discussions will take place. The training material will include selected chapters from key textbooks in addition to exercises, which will be posted on the website participants' area. Moreover, on-line exams will have to be taken during this phase.
from 22 January 2018
to 18 May 2018
Turin (Italy), at the International Training Centre of the ILO
This phase is articulated around the following core modules:
Module A will cover the fundamentals in economics for development with a strong component in both the macroeconomics and microeconomics of labour markets;
Module B will review labour standards, policies and institutions with applications in developed and developing countries;
Module C will provide basic and more advanced courses on quantitative methods in the areas of statistics, econometrics, impact evaluation and microsimulation;
Module D will be devoted to labour statistics, with courses on data collection methods, data analysis, and measurement of labour market conditions and decent work in different development contexts;
Module E will consist of a series of conferences on contemporary global labour market challenges.
Class attendance is compulsory. Lectures are entirely held in English and delivered on the Campus of the International Training Centre of the ILO, from Monday to Friday, from 8:30 am to 3 pm.
Since the programme is very intensive, students must be strongly motivated and fully committed.
Students will pass to the third cycle (preparation of a final thesis) upon successful completion of all the exams scheduled during the face-to-face component.
from 19 May 2018
to 28 February 2019
Tutor/Professor-assisted research period
The third cycle is the preparation of a Master's thesis, undertaken in the participant’s own country with the assistance of tutors and professors from the institutions involved.