Resources on Rural economy

  1. © Murdani Usman/CIFOR 2020

    Briefing note

    Impact of COVID-19 on the forest sector

    30 June 2020

  2. News

    Assessing market opportunities in East Darfur and West Kordofan

    10 June 2020

    In March 2020, the ILO visited West Kordofan and East Darfur to assess opportunities for local economic development.

  3. Article

    Interview with Michele Pellegrini: The experience of a social cooperative, Cadore in Italy

    29 May 2020

    The ILO and its International Training Centre in Turin, mark ten-years of organizing the Academy on the Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE). Since 2010, more than 1,200 participants from all continents participated in the 11 editions of the academy. To mark this occasion, the ILO’s Cooperatives Unit is conducting a series of interviews that features colleagues and experts who have been closely engaged in making the last eleven editions of the ILO Academy on SSE possible. In these interviews, they reflect on their experiences and also share their thoughts on the current COVID-19 crisis and post-crisis situation.

  4. COVID-19: Protecting workers

    Sectoral impact: Agriculture and food security crucial to COVID-19 recovery

    12 May 2020

    While working to feed the world, many agricultural workers are unable to lift themselves out of poverty and food insecurity. As the pandemic spreads, the continued functioning of food supply chains is crucial in preventing a food crisis and reducing the negative impact on the global economy. Coordinated policy responses are needed to support agribusiness and the livelihoods and working conditions of millions of agricultural workers in line with relevant international labour standards.

  5. Publication

    A handbook on a methodology for estimating green jobs in bioenergy

    02 May 2020

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    COVID-19 and Safety and health at work

    COVID-19 and the new meaning of safety and health at work

    30 April 2020

    In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, occupational safety and health takes on even greater importance. It is a core aspect of decent work, and as such, it should be universally guaranteed. Yet, too many work accidents still take place every year.

  7. Publication

    Paving the way for better jobs and improving livelihoods for refugees and host communities in Arua, Uganda

    27 April 2020

    An Approach to Inclusive Market Systems (AIMS) for Refugees and Host Communities.

  8. Publication

    Unlocking Opportunities for decent job creation in Lebanon's Horticulture sector

    27 April 2020

    A market system analysis of the horticulture sector with a view to promoting livelihoods of Lebanese host communities and Syrian refugees

  9. Publication

    Unlocking Opportunities for decent job creation in Lebanon's horticulture sector

    27 April 2020

    A market system analysis of the horticulture sector with a view to promoting livelihoods of Lebanese host communities and Syrian refugees.

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    COVID-19: Stimulating the economy and employment

    COVID-19: How social and economic sectors are responding

    21 April 2020

    The COVID-19 crisis is having a devastating effect on all social and economic sectors. In a series of briefs, the ILO analyses how the pandemic is affecting the functioning of these sectors and how they are responding to alleviate its effects.