This portfolio of policy guidance notes illustrates the ILO’s holistic approach to promoting decent work in the rural economy and brings together the broad range of instruments and tools developed over the past years.

The rural economy holds considerable potential for sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment creation and promotion of decent work for all if the right policies are in place. The policy guidance notes in the portfolio examine a wide range of topics and approaches covered by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in its efforts to promote decent work in the rural economy. The ILO’s Decent Work Agenda, as an integrated rights-based development strategy, can support tripartite constituents in their efforts to promote sustainable rural livelihoods.