Resources on Rural economy

  1. Forum on evidence and impact measurement

    What Works in Youth and Women’s Employment in MENA?

    On 7 & 8 May, the ILO will join partners to share the current status and progress on what works in youth and women’s employment in the MENA region while promoting multi-sectoral collaboration to define and address priorities for policy formulation. Key to this is the regional Community of Practice on Youth Employment, to facilitate knowledge sharing, partnership creation and up-scaling of successful youth employment interventions.

  2. News

    ILO participates in the African cooperative development conference

    30 May 2018

    ILO participated in a conference on advancing African cooperatives’ contributions to the 2030 Agenda with a focus on achieving SDG2.

  3. News

    My.Coop training organized for skills development of vulnerable youth in Haiti

    29 May 2018

    My.Coop – Training on agricultural cooperative management was organized in Haiti within the framework of a Norwegian-funded ILO project on addressing education and skills gaps for vulnerable youth.

  4. News

    My.Coop roll-out trajectory in Myanmar

    24 May 2018

    A first training of trainers on My.Coop – Managing your agricultural cooperative was conducted in Myanmar after the translation and adaptation of the modules to Burmese context.

  5. News

    My.Coop adapted in Rwanda with sugar cane farmers

    23 May 2018

    My.Coop – Managing your agricultural cooperative training package gets another adaptation in Rwanda.

  6. News

    What is ERA Agro-Forestry doing for contractors in Timor Leste?

    22 May 2018

    Capacity Building for Contractors, especially for local small and medium Contractors is a “buzz word” in developmental circles owing to the colossal amounts that are spent on infrastructure, its impact on employment and the realization that true development is best achieved through local capacity.

  7. News

    Improving the OSH capacities of relevant officials and private contractors in Timor-Leste

    15 May 2018

    Staff from the Ministry of Development and Institutional Reform (MDIR), Ministry of State Administration (ESTATAL) and private contractors participated in the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Capacity Development Trainings held in two regions of Timor-Leste: Dili and Bacau.

  8. World Employment and Social Outlook 2018

    How biogas is creating jobs and promoting sustainable agriculture in Egypt

    14 May 2018

    Twenty-four million new "green jobs" could be created worldwide using environmentally sustainable practices, according to the ILO's report, “World Employment and Social Outlook 2018: Greening with Jobs”. In a global context of wage growth stagnation, increasing income inequality and a growing number of people in non-standard employment, Egypt is turning to new green technologies that protect the environment while creating productive employment.

  9. Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth

    Innovations for Decent Jobs for Youth

    The event provides a platform for governments, social partners, youth and civil society, private sector, foundations, UN entities and beyond to explore collaboration on innovations that work for decent jobs for youth under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

  10. © Osseiran Nadine 2019

    Press release

    ILO, Flanders to promote decent work in Malawi’s tea plantations

    23 April 2018

    The project focuses on empowering women and ending violence at work, promoting freedom of association and collective bargaining, as well as improving access to water and sanitation.