The ITCILO and ILO are launching a Learning forum on Public Investment and Employment which will take place in Turin from 25 September to 6 October 2017.

Public investment programmes and spending in infrastructure have been widely used not only to stimulate demand during periods of economic recession but also strategically to create and sustain employment. Large-scale programmes have been implemented in many countries already, e.g. Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Paraguay, South Africa and the U.S.A., which have shown to have important impact on job creation.

Against this background, the ILO’s Employment-Intensive Investment Programme (EIIP) in collaboration with the International Training Centre of the ILO (the training arm of the ILO) will organise the Learning Forum on Innovations in Public Investment and Public Employment Programmes” from 25 September to 6 October 2017 in its ITCILO campus in Turin, Italy.
Drawing from ILO’s vast experience in the field, spanning over 40 years, the Learning Forum will serve as a global platform for promoting exchange of knowledge, experience and best practices on innovative approaches for employment-intensive public investment programmes. The Forum will focus on both policy and operational measures for enhancing the effectiveness of public investment in infrastructure and public employment programmes to support sustainable job creation and long-term development.

The training methodology for the Learning Forum will be highly participatory. It is designed to ensure a ‘learning-by-doing’ process that encourages the sharing of knowledge, experiences and best practices among participants. It will combine lectures by experts and practitioners from the ILO and ITCILO with participatory individual exercises and group work. In addition, a joint session with the course “Promotion of Youth Employment in Fragile Settings” will be held during the second week of the course to foster cross-fertilization of ideas and enrich the debate among participants.

To find out more about the Learning Forum on Innovations in Public Investment and Employment Programmes, click here.

Or click on the image below for a short video presentation of the course:

learning forum on public investment and employment

Registration closes on September 6, 2017. Some fellowships are available. Click here to apply and find out more.