A course on market-based interventions for refugees has just started at the ITC-ILO in Turin.

This training has been initiated and developed by the ILO and the UNHCR as a response to a lack of a specialised training on market-based livelihood interventions for refugees. It applies the “Making markets work for the poor” (M4P) approach and draws upon experiences and lessons learnt from joint UNHCR-ILO pilot projects that tested the added value of market assessments and value chain analyses for the promotion of livelihoods of refugees in a number of countries, including
Costa Rica, Egypt, Zambia and South Africa.

Course objective and learning outcomes:

This training is relevant for humanitarian and development practitioners who work with refugees and displaced persons. It provides an opportunity to learn how to transform short-term livelihoods programming into sustained employment
opportunities. By attending the training, participants will:

  • understand the market systems framework and its relevance for refugees
  • be equipped with practical tools to undertake value chain analyses independently,
  • learn how to design and facilitate incentive-based market development programmes that are economically viable and that comply with refugee’s protection needs,
  • gain insight, from real-life examples, of joint UNHCR-ILO programmes that apply market-based livelihood interventions for refugees.

Flyer available here for download.