Building a future with decent work for youth





Training for Rural Economic Empowerment

Training for Rural Economic Empowerment (TREE) is a local economic development methodology developed by the ILO EMP/SKILLS Department to promote market driven community-based technical and vocational skills development in rural areas in order to expand training and employment opportunities for disadvantaged groups such as women and youth. ILO TREE Programmes have been successfully completed in a number of developing countries including Bangladesh, Philippines, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Niger, Burkina Faso and Madagascar.

The approach differs from conventional vocational training programmes in three main ways: by identifying potential income generating activities and related training needs before designing the contents of specific training programmes; by involving the local community and social partners directly in each phase of the identification, design and delivery process; and by facilitating the necessary post-training support, including guidance in the use of production technologies, facilitating access to credit, and providing assistance in group formation to ensure that individuals or groups can initiate and sustain income generating activities.

Map of the Project Area


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