Resources on Rural economy

  1. Post-conflict recovery

    Sri Lanka: From dream to work

    01 March 2016

    A new ILO project helps people find decent jobs in areas of Sri Lanka that were affected by civil war.

  2. © Alia Haju/ILO 2020

    ILO training initiative

    Women in agriculture: Cooking their way to empowerment and visibility

    22 February 2016

    An ILO initiative in north Lebanon is training women on food preparation and marketing, to help them make a living, market excess produce, and carve a visible role for themselves in the agricultural sector.

  3. Slideshow

    “No to child labour in Turkey’s hazelnut gardens”

    08 January 2016

    An ILO project prioritizes education as the main instrument to eliminate child labour in the country’s seasonal agriculture. So far, more than 1,200 children have benefitted from the project.

  4. Publication

    Non-standard working in public services in Germany and the United Kingdom

    19 December 2015

    This paper is focused on those employed in the central civil service and those employed in local and regional government in Germany and the UK.

  5. Event

    Webinar – Fostering investments in African agricultural value chains

    This webinar recording features the Africa Agriculture and Trade Investment Fund (AATIF), an innovative public-private partnership initiated by KfW on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), and managed by Deutsche Bank.

  6. Publication

    Brochure for Barefoot Technicians in Mahatma Ghandi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme

    03 December 2015


  7. ESS Paper Series (SECSOC) - ESS 49

    National experiences in building social protection floors. India’s Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme

    30 November 2015

    This study reviews the legislation and implementation of the Indian Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) in the light of the provisions of Recommendation No. 202.

  8. Child labour and forced labour

    Monitoring report on the use of child labour and forced labour during the Uzbekistan 2015 Cotton Harvest

    20 November 2015

    In October 2014, the World Bank requested the ILO to assess the potential use of child labour and forced labour by the beneficiaries of World Bank projects in specific areas, with particular emphasis on the cotton harvest. The report presents the key findings of the monitoring carried out by the ILO in September and October 2015.

  9. News

    Regional Forum on greening industries and green entrepreneurship in rural Africa

    17 November 2015

    This knowledge sharing and learning event for Africa attended by 80 participants from 29 countries was held from 9 – 13 November 2015 in Accra, Ghana.

  10. Publication

    Public works programmes: A strategy for poverty alleviation - The gender dimension revisited in Employment-Intensive Investment Programmes in 30 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean

    17 November 2015

    Employment Working Paper No. 194