Greening the Rural Economy and Green Jobs

This policy guidance note focuses on a number of areas that are at the heart of rural economies and could be engines for a sustainable economic transformation and green jobs creation.

Greening the rural economy is central to increasing decent employment opportunities, enhancing resource and labour productivity, and fostering poverty eradication and social inclusion. Through its Green Jobs Programme, the International Labour Organization (ILO) has a growing track record in policy advice, project implementation and institutional development to support its constituents in efforts to turn environmental challenges facing rural economies into opportunities for sustainable development.