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

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

English

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Enrolment deadline: 18 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 explore various policy and market factors that have shaped the industry in recent years, including deployment, industrial, trade, skills development, and just transition policies. Read More

04 June 2018 - 08 June 2018

English

Turin Centre

A9011208

English

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Enrolment deadline: 31 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

Russian

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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

English

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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

English

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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

English

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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

Russian

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Enrolment deadline: 06 August 2018

Monitoreo y evaluación de programas y proyectos de desarrollo

Monitoreo y evaluación de programas y proyectos de desarrollo

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

Spanish

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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

English

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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

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A9711217

English

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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

English

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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

English

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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

Russian

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Enrolment deadline: 24 September 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: 10 September 2018

Gestión de programas y proyectos: elaboración, monitoreo y evaluación

Gestión de programas y proyectos: elaboración, monitoreo y evaluación

Las modalidades cambiantes que asume la ayuda al desarrollo están aumentando progresivamente los niveles de competencias profesionales y administrativas requeridas para el personal de los organismos receptores nacionales y las organizaciones internacionales con el fin de garantizar un funcionamiento exitoso dentro del marco de la gestión basada en resultados (GBR). Read More

15 October 2018 - 26 October 2018

Spanish - Portuguese

Turin Centre

A2011220

Spanish

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Enrolment deadline: 01 October 2018

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

15 October 2018 - 11 October 2019

French

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A9711272

French - English

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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 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 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

Russian

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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

French

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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

Russian

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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

English

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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

English

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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: 12 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

English

Turin Centre

A9011165

English

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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

Russian

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Enrolment deadline: 05 November 2018

Leadership and motivation skills: Making teams effective

Leadership and motivation skills: Making teams effective

This training aims to upgrade managers¿ competencies in assembling, developing and coordinating teams that maximize synergies of the staff's talents, competencies and experiences and which sustain the "moral" and "trust" levels necessary to motivate individual team members to invest the utmost of their efforts in the pursuit of achieving the organisation's overall objectives. Read More

03 December 2018 - 07 December 2018

English

Turin Centre

A9011225

English

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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

Russian

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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

English

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Enrolment deadline: 26 November 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

10 December 2018 - 14 December 2018

English

Turin Centre

A9011209

English

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Enrolment deadline: 02 November 2018

Green jobs for sustainable development: Concepts and practices / Empleos verdes para un desarrollo sostenible: conceptos y prácticas

Green jobs for sustainable development: Concepts and practices / Empleos verdes para un desarrollo sostenible: conceptos y prácticas

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

18 March 2019 - 17 May 2019

English - Spanish

Distance

A9711595

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Enrolment deadline: 17 May 2019

News

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

Green learning in motion

Green learning in motion

An innovative pathway to environmental engagement thanks to a newly established partnership between the Centre and the Turin-based Environmental Film Festival, CinemAmbiente. Read More

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