Financing Decent Work

Financing Decent Work

Financing Decent Work

12–30 Ottobre 2020
Il corso è disponibile in English
Presentazione del corso

The Financing Decent Work facilitated online training course is introduced as a means to build capacity of government agencies, workers' and employers' organizations, as well as a wider group of development partners and practitioners collaborating on achieving Decent Work. The overall goal of the training is to equip participants with knowledge and skills required to engage in national consultations on SDG finance and ensure that adequate financial resources are channeled towards Decent Work outcomes.

Chi si iscrive a questo corso?

- Workers', employers' and government representatives - ILO staff - Other stakeholders in the Decent Work and development finance spaces

Background

To achieve the SDGs, the financing for the goals must be scaled up. Along the lines set out in the Addis Ababa Action Agenda of 2015, UN agencies are making efforts to increase financing for development, including both domestic and international resources for development and both public and private sources. Increasingly new mechanisms such as impact investments, crowd-funding and social impact bonds are developed, with the related impact and associated risks on the development outcomes in the Global South. 

As an integral part of the SDGs, financing for Decent Work outcomes must be similarly scaled-up. The challenges related to the absence of sufficient employment opportunities, inadequate social protection, the denial of rights at work and shortcomings in social dialogue remains daunting. The required policy changes are of major importance and the financing gap remains huge. The application changing mechanisms to finance Decent Work gains more importance, in particular in view of the upcoming economic fallout and the need to diversify financing sources and solutions.

Goal

The Financing Decent Work facilitated online training course is introduced as a means to build capacity of government agencies, workers’ and employers’ organizations, as well as a wider group of development partners and practitioners collaborating on achieving Decent Work.

The course is organized by the ITCILO jointly with the ENTERPRISE and PARDEV of the ILO. As such the training also responds to the request by the Governing Body to develop the capacity of constituents to further build their awareness of innovative finance mechanisms and of the risks and opportunities associated with them, for scaling up decent work outcomes, as a basis for their potential engagement in such initiatives to scale up Decent Work outcomes.

The overall goal of the training is to equip participants with knowledge and skills required to engage in national consultations on SDG finance and ensure that adequate financial resources are channelled towards Decent Work outcomes. 

South-South learning approach

The training course follows a South-South learning approach with participants sharing, learning and exploring solutions together. Participants with a South-South scholarship will be requested to provide inputs on successful policies and practices in their respective countries (short article, video or presentation), thereby supporting knowledge sharing and the creation of a network of practitioners. Good practices will be uploaded on the South-South Meeting Point.

What will I learn?

The course has four specific objectives:

  • Have increased knowledge and understanding of national SDG financing strategies and how Decent Work priorities can be incorporated and mainstreamed;
  • Have explored national SDG financing mechanisms that seek to combine domestic and international, public and private sources of financing, including – by the Global South;
  • Have identified Decent Work financing strategies and mechanisms that can be applied at country level;
  • Be prepared to participate in or initiate national consultations on channeling SDG finance towards Decent Work outcomes. 
Course structure

The e-learning course will be implemented over a period of approximately 3 weeks and is structured around 3 content modules with activities and assignments.

Each of the three learning modules of the course has a fixed structure and includes the following components:

  • Live webinars, with the group and course facilitators. The live webinars provide you with the content required for critical analysis of the subject.
  • Self-guided learning modules on the different sub-themes.
  • Activities and case studies for individual work or group work
  • A list of essential readings for each module
  • South-South forum discussions, self-facilitated or facilitated by the trainers and tutors
Course content

The three learning modules of the course are:

  • Module 1: Financing Decent work: Current development and need for financing. The three learning modules of the course are:
  • Module 2: Key mechanisms explored
  • Module 3: Embedding concerns for Decent Work into design and implementation mechanisms

A cross-cutting module on South South and Triangular Cooperation (SSTC) will be also offered to introduce the SSTC as a tool for financing decent work.

Why should I join?

The Financing Decent Work facilitated online training course is introduced as a means to build capacity of government agencies, workers’ and employers’ organizations, as well as a wider group of development partners and practitioners collaborating on achieving Decent Work.
The overall goal of the training is to equip participants with knowledge and skills required to engage in national consultations on SDG finance and ensure that adequate financial resources are channeled towards Decent Work outcomes.

Costs and fellowships

The cost of participation is 700 Euros. A limited number of full South-South scholarships is available for ILO constituents. Priority will be given to tripartite delegations of countries with a proven interest in the topic, for instance through active participation in the Joint SDG Fund.

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