Promoting Social Dialogue in the Rural Economy

Social dialogue and tripartism are key governance tools to promote economic development and social justice worldwide. The rural working population is however often excluded from the process and scope of social dialogue at all levels. This is a matter for policy concern, as decent work deficits are particularly severe in rural areas. The International Labour Organization (ILO) supports social dialogue structures and processes, as they have the potential to resolve important economic and social issues in the rural economy, to advance social peace and stability, and to boost economic progress.