Resources on Rural economy

  1. Press release

    Ensuring a workplace free of violence and sexual harassment, Minister of Manpower-ILO launch new guidelines for labour inspection

    25 September 2023

    Supported by the ILO, this guide equips labour inspectors with the necessary knowledge to identify gender-related biases and violations.

  2. News

    “Mams Kema” programme empowers women in fisheries sector advocating gender equality and safe working environment

    14 September 2023

    An ILO programme has encouraged local women at a fishing village in North Sulawesi to promote gender equality, decent work and women’s empowerment.

  3. News

    First training of trainers’ workshop on Think.Coop and Start.Coop for the aquaculture sector held in Lima

    01 September 2023

    The ILO and UNIDO organized a regional training of trainers’ workshop on the adaptation of ILO’s Think.Coop and Start.Coop tools to the aquaculture sector in the ILO Office in Lima, Peru, on 21-25 August, 2023.

  4. Event

    Academy on Rural Development

    The 2023 edition of the Rural Development Academy will be held in blended modality with an on-line phase from 13 to 24 November and a face-to-face phase from 4 to 8 December 2023 in Turin, Italy

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    ILO study recommends digitizing the unions’ grievance tools and case management system for effective advocacy and policy reform

    21 August 2023

    The ILO latest study provides trade union confederations and their federations with a set of recommendations describing potential features of a new process for grievance management and incorporating technological tools.

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    Womens' empowerment

    ILO supports the development of women trade union leaders in garment industry

    16 August 2023

    The ILO training programmes empower women trade unionists, encouraging them to assume leadership roles and support the recognition of women issues in company’s collective bargaining agreement.

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    Press release

    A joint study of ILO and OJK reveals the urgent need for digital transformation in rural banks

    10 August 2023

    The ILO and the Financial Services Authority (OJK) launch key findings of their latest study revealing opportunities, challenges and gaps in the development and adaption of digital financial services in banking sector. The key findings support the acceleration of digital financial services for rural bank and sharia rural bank (BPR/BPRS) to better serve the SMEs.

  8. Encouraging entrepreneurs

    ILO launches business plan competition to boost entrepreneurship in Ethiopia’s Somali region

    07 August 2023

    The competition offers financial support and specialized training to promising business ideas, aiming to stimulate entrepreneurship and sustainable economic growth among refugees and their hosts in the Somali region.

  9. Employment-intensive Investment Project phase VI

    Agreement paves way for Municipal Community Infrastructure projects in middle and northern Jordan

    27 July 2023

    The ILO signs a new implementation agreement with Jordan’s Ministry of Local Administration to implement Municipal Community Infrastructure projects in 15 municipalities to create sustainable infrastructure and decent paid employment using employment intensive investment program approach in the sixth phase of the EIIP program Jordan funded by the German government (BMZ) through the German Development Bank (KfW).

  10. News

    Promoting decent jobs and social justice for youth during two-week Academy in Turin

    27 July 2023

    More than 100 participants from around the globe came together in Turin for the first in-person Youth Employment Academy since the COVID-19 pandemic.