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

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

25 February 2019 - 15 March 2019

French

Turin Centre

A9011931

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Enrolment deadline: 08 February 2019

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

04 March 2019 - 08 March 2019

English

Turin Centre

A9011932

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Enrolment deadline: 24 February 2019

Concevoir et rédiger des propositions de projets convaincantes

Concevoir et rédiger des propositions de projets convaincantes

L'un des principaux outils utilisés pour mobiliser le soutien et les ressources nécessaires à la réalisation des objectifs stratégiques des organisations est le projet de coopération pour le développement ou le projet d'investissement public. Read More

04 March 2019 - 05 April 2019

French

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A9711933

French

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Enrolment deadline: 22 February 2019

Procurement management for physical services

Procurement management for physical services

This course is designed as a dual-purpose forum: for learning and application, as well as for sharing experience. Read More

11 March 2019 - 15 March 2019

English

Turin Centre

A9011934

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Enrolment deadline: 25 February 2019

Green jobs for sustainable development: concepts and practices

Green jobs for sustainable development: concepts and practices

This course provides an interactive e-learning opportunity to explore green jobs concepts and emerging practices. Read More

18 March 2019 - 17 May 2019

English - Spanish

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A9711595

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Enrolment deadline: 28 February 2019

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

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

This course seeks to strengthen institutional and individual capacities to support a just transition to environmentally sustainable economies and societies. Read More

18 March 2019 - 22 March 2019

English

Turin Centre

A9011935

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Enrolment deadline: 08 February 2019

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 improve the abilities of borrowers' staff and public procurement personnel in applying the World Bank Procurement Framework and Regulations for Projects after 1 July, 2016, and related standard requests for proposals (SRFP) in the areas of consultancy assignment selection, recruitment, and supervision. Read More

18 March 2019 - 22 March 2019

English

Turin Centre

A9011936

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Enrolment deadline: 04 March 2019

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

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

This course aims to improve the capacity of procurement practitioners to plan and execute operations for the procurement of equipment and construction works in IFI-funded projects, adopting an optimal contracting strategy. Read More

25 March 2019 - 05 April 2019

English

Turin Centre

A9011938

English

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Enrolment deadline: 03 March 2019

Risk management in development projects

Risk management in development projects

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

25 March 2019 - 29 March 2019

English

Turin Centre

A9011946

English

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Enrolment deadline: 08 March 2019

Project cycle management

Project cycle management

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

01 April 2019 - 12 April 2019

English

Turin Centre

A9011940

English

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Enrolment deadline: 15 March 2019

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. Read More

01 April 2019 - 12 April 2019

French

Turin Centre

A9011939

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Enrolment deadline: 15 March 2019

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 aims to improve the effectiveness of the procurement audit and supervision functions in national and IFI procurement operations. Read More

08 April 2019 - 12 April 2019

Russian

Turin Centre

A4011943

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Enrolment deadline: 08 April 2019

Decent Work and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: How to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals through decent work

Decent Work and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: How to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals through decent work

This course will contribute to an in-depth understanding of the relationship between the Decent Work Agenda and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Read More

08 April 2019 - 12 April 2019

English

Turin Centre

A9011941

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Enrolment deadline: 08 April 2019

Advanced contract management

Advanced contract management

This workshop aims to build the capacity of procurement practitioners and project managers 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

08 April 2019 - 12 April 2019

English

Turin Centre

A9011942

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Enrolment deadline: 25 March 2019

Balance sheet analysis and assessment tools for procurement practitioners

Balance sheet analysis and assessment tools for procurement practitioners

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

15 April 2019 - 18 April 2019

English

Turin Centre

A9011944

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Enrolment deadline: 01 April 2019

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

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

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

23 April 2019 - 26 April 2019

English

Turin Centre

A9011945

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Enrolment deadline: 09 April 2019

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 maintaining their economic/financial equilibrium and effectiveness in service delivery. Read More

06 May 2019 - 11 May 2019

English

Turin Centre

A9011948

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Enrolment deadline: 09 April 2019

Results-based management in public and international organizations

Results-based management in public and international organizations

Management is about achieving results. Read More

06 May 2019 - 17 May 2019

English

Turin Centre

A9011949

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Enrolment deadline: 06 May 2019

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 oeuvre 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

06 May 2019 - 10 May 2019

French

Turin Centre

A9011947

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Enrolment deadline: 19 April 2019

Designing successful projects- certification programme

Designing successful projects- certification programme

This certification programme contributes to strengthen participants' knowledge and skills in designing and writing project proposals, including skills on how to oversee such processes. Read More

13 May 2019 - 02 August 2019

English

Distance

A9711952

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Enrolment deadline: 02 August 2019

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

13 May 2019 - 17 May 2019

English

Turin Centre

A9011951

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Enrolment deadline: 29 April 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: 13 May 2019

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

20 May 2019 - 24 May 2019

English

Turin Centre

A9011953

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Enrolment deadline: 06 May 2019

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 assessment, planning and execution of procurement operations for the supply and installation of customized information systems in World Bank-funded projects. Read More

03 June 2019 - 07 June 2019

English

Turin Centre

A9011955

English

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Enrolment deadline: 12 May 2019

Energy transition: Perspectives and opportunities for the world of work

Energy transition: Perspectives and opportunities for the world of work

This course will provide a conceptual framework for the creation of more and better jobs through the transition to sustainable and clean energy. Read More

10 June 2019 - 14 June 2019

English

Turin Centre

A9011954

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Enrolment deadline: 27 April 2019

Effective project implementation

Effective project implementation

This course aims to improve the competencies of participants in applying the knowledge required for effective project implementation in accordance with the professional standards adopted by project management bodies, the ILO, United Nations organizations and multilateral development banks. Read More

17 June 2019 - 21 June 2019

English

Turin Centre

A9011956

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Enrolment deadline: 17 June 2019

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

17 June 2019 - 28 June 2019

Russian

Turin Centre

A4011957

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Enrolment deadline: 17 June 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

Financial management for development projects

Financial management for development projects

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

08 July 2019 - 19 July 2019

English

Turin Centre

A9011958

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Enrolment deadline: 08 July 2019

Seguimiento y evaluación de programas y proyectos de desarrollo

Seguimiento y evaluación de programas y proyectos de desarrollo

Cada vez más, la implementación de los programas y proyectos de desarrollo se lleva en un marco basado en la gestión orientada a los resultados. Read More

19 August 2019 - 30 August 2019

Spanish

Turin Centre

A2011959

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Enrolment deadline: 19 August 2019

Project management: investment projects

Project management: investment projects

This 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

26 August 2019 - 06 September 2019

Russian

Turin Centre

A4011960

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Enrolment deadline: 26 August 2019

Master of LL.M in Intellectual Property

Master of LL.M in Intellectual Property

The Master of Laws in Intellectual Property is designed for participants to acquire 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

02 September 2019 - 05 July 2020

English

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A9711961

English

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Enrolment deadline: 15 May 2019

Monitoring and evaluation of projects and programmes

Monitoring and evaluation of projects and programmes

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

09 September 2019 - 20 September 2019

English

Turin Centre

A9011962

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Enrolment deadline: 09 September 2019

Designing successful project proposals - certification programme

Designing successful project proposals - certification programme

Participants will explore the techniques and tactics used to identify opportunities for mobilizing a project's budgetary resources, and will improve their skills in designing projects and writing successful project proposals. Read More

23 September 2019 - 25 October 2019

English

Blended

A9711964

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Enrolment deadline: 23 September 2019

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. Read More

23 September 2019 - 11 October 2019

English

Turin Centre

A9011963

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Enrolment deadline: 01 September 2019

Academy on the Green Economy

Academy on the Green Economy

Organized in conjunction with the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE), this learning event is designed to build capacities for the promotion of inclusive green economies that create income and jobs, reduce poverty and inequality, and protect the environment. Read More

07 October 2019 - 18 October 2019

English - French - Spanish

Turin Centre

A9011215

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Enrolment deadline: 31 August 2019

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

07 October 2019 - 02 October 2020

English

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A9711965

English

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Enrolment deadline: 15 September 2019

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 the performance and evaluate the efficiency, effectiveness, relevance and sustainability of development programmes and projects. Read More

14 October 2019 - 18 October 2019

Russian

Turin Centre

A4011967

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Enrolment deadline: 14 October 2019

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

Master en gouvernance et management des marchés publics en appui au développement 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

14 October 2019 - 16 October 2020

French

Blended

A9711968

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Enrolment deadline: 14 October 2019

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

14 October 2019 - 16 October 2020

English

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A9711969

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Enrolment deadline: 22 September 2019

Advanced contract management

Advanced contract management

This workshop aims to build the capacity of procurement practitioners and project managers 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

21 October 2019 - 25 October 2019

Russian

Turin Centre

A4011970

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Enrolment deadline: 21 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: 21 October 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

Advanced contract management

Advanced contract management

This workshop aims to build the capacity of procurement practitioners and project managers 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

04 November 2019 - 08 November 2019

English

Turin Centre

A9011972

English

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Enrolment deadline: 04 November 2019

Gestión de programas y proyectos: elaboración, seguimiento y evaluación

Gestión de programas y proyectos: elaboración, seguimiento 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 de un proyecto o programa de desarrollo, ademas de brindar las competencias técnicas y de gestión necesarias para planificar e implementar eficazmente el control y la evaluación de dichos programas y proyectos. Read More

04 November 2019 - 15 November 2019

Spanish

Turin Centre

A9011973

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Enrolment deadline: 04 November 2019

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

04 November 2019 - 15 November 2019

French

Turin Centre

A9011974

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Enrolment deadline: 04 November 2019

Opportunities for green jobs in the waste sector

Opportunities for green jobs in the waste sector

This course examines the potential for decent work promotion and green business development across the waste value chain, focusing on waste collection, sorting and recycling. Read More

11 November 2019 - 15 November 2019

English

Turin Centre

A9011975

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Enrolment deadline: 12 October 2019

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, and to measure improvements in pre-defined indicators in the sector concerned that can be attributed to the development intervention. Read More

18 November 2019 - 22 November 2019

English

Turin Centre

A9011977

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Enrolment deadline: 18 November 2019

Works procurement management

Works procurement management

This course covers procurement and contract management for works in national development projects, in particular the construction, renovation and maintenance of public infrastructure and buildings. Read More

18 November 2019 - 22 November 2019

Russian

Turin Centre

A4011976

Russian

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Enrolment deadline: 18 November 2019

Works procurement management

Works procurement management

This course covers procurement and contract management for works in national development projects, in particular the construction, renovation and maintenance of public infrastructure and buildings. Read More

25 November 2019 - 29 November 2019

English

Turin Centre

A9012070

English

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Enrolment deadline: 03 November 2019

Selection and recruitment of consultants for World Bank-funded projects

Selection and recruitment of consultants for World Bank-funded projects

This course is designed to improve the ability of borrowers' staff and public procurement personnel to apply World Bank Procurement Framework and Regulations for Projects after July 1, 2016, and related standard requests for proposals (SRFP), in the areas of consultancy assignment selection, recruitment, and supervision. Read More

02 December 2019 - 06 December 2019

English

Turin Centre

A9011979

English

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Enrolment deadline: 10 November 2019

Leadership and motivation skills: making teams effective

Leadership and motivation skills: making teams effective

This course aims to improve the competencies of participants in mobilizing and managing effective teams by developing their leadership and motivational styles and adapting them to changing situations. Read More

02 December 2019 - 06 December 2019

English

Turin Centre

A9011981

English

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Enrolment deadline: 02 December 2019

Selection and recruitment of consultants for World Bank-funded projects

Selection and recruitment of consultants for World Bank-funded projects

This course is designed to improve the abilities of borrowers' staff and public procurement personnel in applying the World Bank Procurement Framework and Regulations for Projects after 1 July 1 2016, and related standard requests for proposals (SRFP) in the areas of consultancy assignment selection, recruitment, and supervision. Read More

02 December 2019 - 06 December 2019

Russian

Turin Centre

A4011980

Russian

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Enrolment deadline: 02 December 2019

News

The Centre welcomes senior officials from the Bureau of Public Procurement of Nigeria

The Centre welcomes senior officials from the Bureau of Public Procurement of Nigeria

A capacity-building training activity for the Board of Directors and staff of the technical office of the Bureau of Public Procurement of Nigeria has just started at the Centre. Read More

UN AS ONE

UN AS ONE

The ITCILO has signed a UN Agency to UN Agency contribution agreement with the FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization) for the organization of four training events. Read More

Launch of the residential phase of the Master in Management of Development

Launch of the residential phase of the Master in Management of Development

Twenty-four participants are currently in Turin for the 17th edition of the Master in Management of Development programme, run jointly by the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization and the University of Turin. Read More

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