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.
Policies & Tools
Action-oriented, synthetic leaflets providing guidance to practitioners on how to drive job creation, poverty alleviation, crisis resilience and equitable development through rural growth.
Descriptive leaflets on over 50 ready-to-use tools to stimulate employment and decent work in rural areas.
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