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Welcome to the learning platform of the ILO's "Employment Policy Course"

  • National employment policies to address job deficits

Global employment deficits, both in quantity and quality of available jobs, are of major concern. According to the International Labour Office, the world faces the urgent challenge of creating 600 million productive jobs over the next decade in order to generate sustainable growth and maintain social cohesion.  The global economic crisis has aggravated and revealed these job deficits and highlighted the need to address their determinants including structural imbalances. At the national level, a coherent and integrated employment policy, which cuts across the macro- and micro-economic dimensions and addresses both labour demand and supply, is of utmost importance to tackle employment-related problems. Major ILO global policy instruments articulate the importance of well-structured national employment frameworks. These instruments emphasise that an informed social dialogue on employment policy is essential for gaining consensus on the best way to achieve employment gains in a given context; an effective implementation and monitoring of the agreed policy options will also require a close coordination among national stakeholders.

Against this background, many countries are seeking ILO support in the formulation, implementation and review of employment policies, in strengthening their links to national development plans and strategies and in promoting consultations on appropriate pro-employment measures. Requests emanate from all regions, and from developing countries, as well as from middle-income and emerging economies, and countries in transition.

 

  • The Employment Policy Course

The Employment Policy Course on offer is an integral part of a larger ILO response to the increasing demand for support from its constituents. The course aims at building capacities among government officials, social partners and other relevant stakeholders on the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of effective national employment policies and plans.

This international course covers a wide spectrum of relevant subjects and policy options. By combining lectures, debates on substantive employment policy issues, and practical insights and exercises, the course provides guidance and tools for informed decision-making.

The course is organized by the ILO’s International Training Centre (ITC-ILO) in collaboration with the Employment Policy Department (EMP/POL) of the International Labour Office.

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  • This Learning Platform

Maintained by the Employment Policies and Skills Development Programme of ITC-ILO, the present platform is conceived to support future editions of the Employment Policy Course.

The platform is suitable for: (i) pre-course activities; and (ii) residential phase of the course. It represents a repository of information, background reading and learning materials pertaining to the modules and subjects of the course.

The platform contains some public information, whilst an access code will have to be obtained from course administrators to be able to visit restricted areas.

We hope YOU will find the proposed activities and content relevant and useful to your personal and organisational needs.

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ILO References

You will find here ILO's policy instruments and other key references.

http://www.ilo.org/dyn/normlex/en/f?p=1000:12100:0::NO::P12100_ILO_CODE:C122

 

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