Skills for Employment Policy Brief - Skills for Rural Employment and Development

Part of the Policy Brief series produced by the Skills and Employability Branch

This policy brief explains why action is needed to improve rural skills development in the context of the broader development challenges faced by rural communities. It outlines some of the key characteristics of education and training in rural communities, and sets out a range of policy options open to governments and social partners seeking to improve rural skills and employment opportunities. It is illustrated with examples of good practice, and concludes with a review of the support provided by the ILO for training in rural communities.