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Areas of Expertise

Enterprise Development

Enterprise Development
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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.

Training activities of the ITC-ILO in the area of enterprise development are geared towards promoting a conducive environment for sustainable enterprises that is aligned with sustainable development objectives and the creation of productive employment and decent work. The ITC-ILO offers training courses on private sector development, the enabling business environment, value chain development, women entrepreneurship, youth entrepreneurship, public procurement, corporate social responsibility, intellectual property rights and productivity and working conditions in SMEs. 

 

Upcoming courses

Rural Development Academy: making rural areas more attractive to youth

Rural Development Academy: making rural areas more attractive to youth

Promoting decent private-sector employment in rural Egypt making rural areas more attractive to Egyptian youth is the key objective of the Norway funded project Egypt Youth Employment (EYE): Jobs and Private Sector Development in Rural Egypt implemented by the ILO Cairo. Read More

10 February 2019 - 14 February 2019

English - Arabic

Cairo

A9511585

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Enrolment deadline: 07 January 2019

Senior entrepreneurs and business start-ups: Policies and best practices

Senior entrepreneurs and business start-ups: Policies and best practices

Seniors starting up their own businesses and retired entrepreneurs mentoring young would-be entrepreneurs: this course will expose participants to best practices in this field and explore the most innovative policies, uncovering the often untapped potential of the increasing number of senior entrepreneurs worldwide. Read More

18 March 2019 - 20 March 2019

English

Turin Centre

A9011271

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Enrolment deadline: 17 February 2019

Making microfinance work : managing product diversification

Making microfinance work : managing product diversification

This training programme will help microfinance institutions to diversify their product portfolio in a strategic and cost-effective manner. Read More

01 April 2019 - 05 April 2019

English - Spanish

Turin Centre

A9012048

English

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Enrolment deadline: 18 February 2019

Market-based livelihood interventions for refugees

Market-based livelihood interventions for refugees

This training course supports practitioners working with refugee communities in the design of livelihood interventions based on a solid understanding of market trends and demand. Read More

08 April 2019 - 12 April 2019

English

Turin Centre

A9012049

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Enrolment deadline: 10 March 2019

Short supply chains for rural development

Short supply chains for rural development

This course will familiarize participants with best practice in sustainable tourism with special emphasis on the topic of short rural supply chains. Read More

08 April 2019 - 12 April 2019

English

Turin Centre

A9012050

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Enrolment deadline: 10 March 2019

Cadenas cortas de suministro para el desarrollo rural

Cadenas cortas de suministro para el desarrollo rural

El curso está destinado a profesionales y responsables políticos encargados del diseño e implementación de iniciativas de desarrollo en áreas rurales. Read More

08 April 2019 - 12 April 2019

Spanish - Portuguese

Turin Centre

A9012051

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Enrolment deadline: 15 March 2019

ILO Entrepreneurship Trainers Academy

ILO Entrepreneurship Trainers Academy

The ILO Entrepreneurship Trainers Academy offers participants the opportunity to become certified trainers in some of the key ILO entrepreneurship training packages. Read More

06 May 2019 - 13 December 2019

English - Spanish

Blended

A9712052

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Enrolment deadline: 07 April 2019

Promoting quality apprenticeships in enterprises

Promoting quality apprenticeships in enterprises

The course aims to promote more effective pathways for youth in the labour market through quality apprenticeships. Read More

06 May 2019 - 10 May 2019

English

Turin Centre

A9012110

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Enrolment deadline: 22 March 2019

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 contributions multinational enterprises (MNEs) and national enterprises can make to respect for labour rights, the achievement of decent work for all, and enhancing the development impact of MNE activities. Read More

13 May 2019 - 17 May 2019

English

Turin Centre

A9011950

English

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Enrolment deadline: 06 May 2019

Management course for consulting and training providers

Management course for consulting and training providers

The aim of this new course is to create a space in which consulting and training professionals (working primarily in development, and specifically - in the micro and small-enterprise development sector) can learn how to improve performance of their companies, firms or departments dealing with consultancy and training. Read More

03 June 2019 - 07 June 2019

English

Turin Centre

A9012053

English

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Enrolment deadline: 22 April 2019

Redução do risco de desastres e desenvolvimento local sustentável

Redução do risco de desastres e desenvolvimento local sustentável

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. Read More

10 June 2019 - 14 December 2019

Spanish - Portuguese

Blended

A9712054

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Enrolment deadline: 12 May 2019

Effective investment facilitation and sustainable development

Effective investment facilitation and sustainable development

This course will help investment promotion agencies to strengthen their investment promotion and facilitation capacities, expand their after-care services and, more broadly, enhance their ability to leverage the developmental impacts of FDI flowing into their countries, particularly the creation of more and better jobs and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. Read More

17 June 2019 - 21 June 2019

English

Turin Centre

A9011937

English

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Enrolment deadline: 25 March 2019

Impact Insurance Academy

Impact Insurance Academy

Uninsured risk has devastating consequences on future generations and constrains their entrepreneurial capacities. Read More

08 July 2019 - 12 July 2019

English

Turin Centre

A9012152

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Enrolment deadline: 03 June 2019

The Boulder MFT Program

The Boulder MFT Program

The Boulder Microfinance Training Progrramme is a two-week immersion experience with over 20 courses to choose from. Read More

22 July 2019 - 02 August 2019

English - French

Turin Centre

A9012055

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Enrolment deadline: 22 July 2019

Summer Academy on the Future of Work

Summer Academy on the Future of Work

The world of work looks different every day. Read More

12 August 2019 - 23 August 2019

English

Turin Centre

A9012239

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Enrolment deadline: 12 August 2019

Proyectos de desarrollo rural: formulación, ejecución, control y evaluación

Proyectos de desarrollo rural: formulación, ejecución, control y evaluación

Este curso tiene como objetivo contribuir al fortalecimiento de las capacidades de los actores locales para la comprensión de los problemas en el medio rural y los medios para resolverlos, con énfasis en el diseño, gestión, control y evaluación de proyectos de desarrollo rural. Read More

09 September 2019 - 20 December 2019

Spanish - Portuguese

Blended

A9712109

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Enrolment deadline: 02 September 2019

Value chain development: moving from analysis to action

Value chain development: moving from analysis to action

This course helps enterprise development practitioners to design and implement market-driven value-chain development initiatives using a participatory approach. Read More

23 September 2019 - 04 October 2019

English

Turin Centre

A9012057

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Enrolment deadline: 25 August 2019

Knowledge-Sharing Forum on the Future of Work

Knowledge-Sharing Forum on the Future of Work

This Forum brings together leading experts and representatives of governments, workers' and employers' organizations and other stakeholders to discuss critical dimensions of the Future of Work agenda, including the impact of globalization and technological change on labour markets. Read More

02 October 2019 - 04 October 2019

English

Turin Centre

A9012113

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Enrolment deadline: 09 August 2019

Financial education

Financial education

This course focuses on designing and implementing a financial education strategy (national, institutional or local). Read More

07 October 2019 - 11 October 2019

English

Turin Centre

A9012062

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Enrolment deadline: 08 September 2019

Promotion of youth employment in fragile settings

Promotion of youth employment in fragile settings

The course provides participants with a range of integrated approaches, tools and methodologies used in real-life situations to promote employment and decent work for youth in situations of conflict and natural disaster. Read More

07 October 2019 - 11 October 2019

English

Turin Centre

A9012071

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Enrolment deadline: 23 August 2019

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

14 October 2019 - 25 October 2019

English - French - Spanish

Turin Centre

A9011679

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Enrolment deadline: 15 September 2019

Maestría en Patrimonio Mundial y Proyectos Culturales para el Desarrollo

Maestría en Patrimonio Mundial y Proyectos Culturales para el Desarrollo

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. Read More

14 October 2019 - 25 September 2020

Spanish

Blended

A9712060

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Enrolment deadline: 14 October 2019

Master in World Heritage and Cultural Projects for Development

Master in World Heritage and Cultural Projects for Development

The Master in World Heritage and Cultural Projects for Development aims to impart the competencies and skills required for the conservation and promotion of World Heritage Sites, as well as for the conceptualization of sustainable projects designed around a wide spectrum of cultural activities in the fields of natural and cultural heritage, the creative industries, museums and tourism. Read More

15 October 2019 - 14 October 2020

English

Blended

A9712106

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Enrolment deadline: 13 October 2019

International labour standards and corporate social responsibility: the labour dimension of human rights due diligence

International labour standards and corporate social responsibility: the labour dimension of human rights due diligence

The course aims to strengthen the capacity of participants to understand the principles of international labour standards as they relate to company operations (including the labour dimension of human rights due diligence), and how these principles can be most effectively implemented in company operations along their supply chains. Read More

21 October 2019 - 25 October 2019

English

Turin Centre

A9011966

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Enrolment deadline: 14 October 2019

Resilient Market Systems Learning Academy

Resilient Market Systems Learning Academy

The Resilient Market Systems Learning Academy 2019, jointly organized by the ITCILO and the SEEP Network, will give practitioners and development partners the opportunity to explore and debate innovative approaches to Market System Development in Fragile and Conflict Affected Settings (FCAS). Read More

28 October 2019 - 01 November 2019

English

Turin Centre

A9012141

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Enrolment deadline: 29 September 2019

Private sector development in fragile and conflict-affected settings

Private sector development in fragile and conflict-affected settings

Private sector development (PSD) is widely recognized as a vital tool for societies transitioning from conflict to peaceful development. Read More

04 November 2019 - 08 November 2019

English

Turin Centre

A9012061

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Enrolment deadline: 04 November 2019

Introduction to International Public Sector Accounting Standards

Introduction to International Public Sector Accounting Standards

This course provides an overview of basic but very important requirements of International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSASs), which are based on International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs). Read More

04 November 2019 - 08 November 2019

Russian

Turin Centre

A4011971

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Enrolment deadline: 04 November 2019

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 de creación de actividades económicas y de empleo decente en las áreas rurales. Read More

04 November 2019 - 30 March 2020

Spanish

Blended

A9712063

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Enrolment deadline: 06 October 2019

ILO Entrepreneurship Weeks

ILO Entrepreneurship Weeks

ILO Entrepreneurship Weeks provide a global platform for exchanging knowledge on the latest trends and issues in entrepreneurship promotion, exposing participants to innovative policies and practices in entrepreneurship development and providing tools and methods for the effective promotion of entrepreneurship. Read More

11 November 2019 - 20 November 2019

English

Turin Centre

A9012059

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Enrolment deadline: 11 November 2019

Business coaching for small enterprises

Business coaching for small enterprises

This course will help you become an effective business coach for small entrepreneurs aspiring to grow their business. Read More

11 November 2019 - 15 November 2019

English

Turin Centre

A9012064

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Enrolment deadline: 13 October 2019

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

Drawing on concrete experience and case studies from the World Green Building Council, the ILO and its partners, this course will contribute to a better understanding of how greening of the building and construction industry can lead to sustainable inclusive growth and the creation of green and decent jobs. Read More

02 December 2019 - 06 December 2019

English

Turin Centre

A9011978

English

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Enrolment deadline: 02 December 2019

Unit(s)

Enterprise, Microfinance and Local Development

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.

Sustainable Development Programme

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.
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