Promoting decent work in the Rural Economy
Rural poverty has numerous root causes, ranging from climate change, natural resource degradation, conflict, weak institutions, poor agricultural conditions and trade-related challenges. Rural poverty is a driver of a host of social problems, including hunger and malnutrition, poor working conditions and exploitation of children.
International Labour Conference 2008
Promotion of Rural Employment for Poverty Reduction
Policies & Tools
A review of 8 cases of "Catalyst" of rural transformation from different countries reminding us of the economic and development potential of rural areas.
Descriptive leaflets on over 50 ready-to-use tools to stimulate employment and decent work in rural areas.
6 - 22 June 2016
On February 2016, the Global Skills for Employment Knowledge Sharing Platform began hosting Electronic-Discussions on skills development topics. The next E-Discussion will focus on “Skills Development for Rural Employment: Challenges and Solutions”. Feedback and inputs provided during the global dialogue will be summarized and circulated with the aim of providing useful insights on promoting and expanding training and employment opportunities in rural areas. The event will be co-moderated by ILO Senior Skills Specialists.
The Symposium will provide an opportunity for leaders from development organizations, governments, the academia and the private sector to discuss the landscape of agriculture insurance, examining models that can contribute to its sustainable delivery particularly in rural economies, and reviewing existing impact evidence and approaches to deliver agriculture insurance responsibly.
ITC ILO, Turin, Italy, 12 - 23 October 2015
Rural economies contribute significantly to employment and economic growth in many countries, however, are often characterized by significant decent work challenges. This Academy provides an opportunity to be exposed to a range of integrated approaches, tools and training packages with the objective to achieve decent work for all towards sustainable, inclusive and thriving rural economies.
The toolkit outlines the background to poverty reduction approaches and how the ILO is involved within the context of decent work and the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.
ILO Governing body, March 2011
Unleashing rural development through productive employment and decent work: Building on 40 years of ILO work in rural areas