"Building effective wage policies" course, ILO Turin Training Center, Nov. 2010

Wages are of fundamental importance for wage earners and their families, irrespective of the level of economic development. Wages influence the living conditions of workers and their families, so a decent wage is considered as part of human basic need. They are also important elements of economic progress and social peace. Therefore, wages constitute the key element of decent work.

The ILO offers a training course on wages which will provide a unique opportunity for ILO experts and participants to discuss about new trends and developments in wage policies, share their experiences on wage policies, and identify the elements of coherent wage policies. A particular emphasis will be devoted on stressing the importance of sound policy design in improving wage outcomes.