The Future of Work in the rural Economy

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The Future of Work in the rural Economy

Il corso è disponibile in English, Français, Español

Also available in Bahasa Indonesia.

This course provides an opportunity for participants to learn about a range of innovative approaches, tools and methods for promoting decent work and advancing social justice in the rural economy. 



Plan your individual learning pace by taking breaks and resuming where you left off when you restart the course.


Learn with examples, case studies, videos and quizzes.


Access the list of resources at the end of each module to deep further into the topic.


Create and download your Certificate of Participation upon completion of your learning path.

What will I learn?
  • Familiarize with the concept of decent work in the rural economy in the changing world of work, in order to adapt it to their own national and local contexts;
  • Attribute the roles of policy makers - including workers’ and employers’ organizations - required for promoting an integrated and inclusive rural development in a building back better perspective;
  • Recognize the importance of considering just transition in the promotion of decent work in the rural economy in the framework of a human-centered recovery from the COVID-19 crisis.
Who attends this course?
  • ILO’s tripartite constituents
  • The United Nations system
  • Non-specialists
  • The broader public
How is the course organized?

The course is divided into seven modules:

  • Module 1 - Decent work in the rural economy: a priority agenda;
  • Module 2 - Policies for decent work in the rural economy;
  • Module 3 - A just transition towards a resilient and sustainable rural economy.
  • Module 4 - Advancing towards gender equality and women’s empowerment in rural areas
  • Module 5 - Youth in the rural economy: Boosting action towards decent jobs for youth in agri-food systems and rural economies
  • Module 6 - Social Protection for Rural Populations
  • Module 7 - Reducing poverty and advancing social justice in rural areas through decent jobs in tourism 

Participants need to take a short Knowledge Assessment Test before and after completing the seven modules. The Certificate of Participation will automatically unlock once the Knowledge Assessment Tests and all the seven modules are completed.

Want to join?

This free course is available on eCampus, the ITCILO's online learning platform.

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