Deadline for application: 01 September 2019

21 October 2019 - 31 December 2020

Language: English

How to Apply


Programme, language and venue

The tenth edition of the programme will take place from 21 October 2019 to 26 February 2021, covering three cycles:

Distance Learning

Tutor-assisted self-study period

from 21 October 2019
to 17 January 2020

The completion of this phase will provide the students with the necessary basis in disciplines such as micro and macroeconomics, mathematics, statistics and excel for a proficient and successful attendance of the face-to-face cycle. It's a self-study period undertaken with the assistance of a tutor who will be in contact with the students on a daily basis through a dedicated forum, where discussions will take place. The training material will include selected chapters from key textbooks in addition to exercises, which will be posted on the website participants' area. Moreover, on-line exams will have to be taken during this phase.


from 20 January 2020
to 15 May 2020

Turin (Italy), at the International Training Centre of the ILO

This phase is articulated around the following core modules:

Module A will cover the fundamentals in economics focusing on macroeconomics, microeconomics and development economics;

Module B will review labour standards, policies and institutions with applications to developed and developing countries;

Module C will provide basic and advanced courses on quantitative methods in the areas of statistics, econometrics, impact evaluation and microsimulation;

Module D will be devoted to labour statistics, with courses on data collection methods, data analysis and measurement of labour market conditions and decent work in different development contexts;

Class attendance is compulsory. Lectures are entirely held in English and delivered on the Campus of the International Training Centre of the ILO, from Monday to Friday, from 8:30 am to 3 pm.

Since the programme is very intensive, students must be strongly motivated and fully committed.

Students will pass to the third cycle (preparation of a final thesis) upon successful completion of all the exams scheduled during the face-to-face component. 

Thesis preparation

from 18 May 2020
to 26 February 2021

Tutor/Professor-assisted research period

The third cycle is the preparation of a Master's thesis, undertaken in the participant’s own country, directed by a faculty member or representative from the institutions involved.

International Training Centre of the ILO

Viale Maestri del Lavoro, 10
10127 Turin - Italy

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