Greening the rural economy is central to increasing decent employment opportunities, enhancing resource and labour productivity, and fostering poverty eradication and social inclusion. Through its Green Jobs Programme, the International Labour Organization (ILO) has a growing track record in policy advice, project implementation and institutional development to support its constituents in efforts to turn environmental challenges facing rural economies into opportunities for sustainable development.
This guide outlines a framework for integrating the conventional market-focused approach to value chain development with an assessment of the environmental and social outcomes generated by a given sector.
The guide aims to raise awareness on the economic and social benefits of using available resources in revitalizing communities and mitigating risks after a disaster. It presents concepts to remember when applying this approach, such as how to conduct rapid assessment after a calamity and how to coordinate with other development actors to ensure the success of the project.