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Ready for Business (R4B)

The ILO’s Ready for Business learning modules equip youth with practical entrepreneurial skills to enable them to start their own business - creating decent jobs for themselves and others. 

Promoting entrepreneurship to vulnerable youth

Ready for Business is a self-facilitated and activity-based learning programme jointly developed by the ILO together with the International Training Centre and the William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan that helps vulnerable youth develop the entrepreneurial skills needed to start their own business, creating decent jobs for themselves and others.

Getting Ready for Business

The Ready for Business entrepreneurship programme consists of 45 modules which are divided into six themes that covers basic business management and soft skills. Each module consists of a case study, practical exercises, a quiz on the module learnings as well as a challenge or “homework” to complete before the next session. After finishing all themes, students will have completed a business plan for an idea that they select at the onset of the programme.

Pilot to support refugee youth in Indonesia

The ILO has piloted R4B together with UNHCR and local partners Atma Jaya Catholic University of Indonesia and Dompet Dhuafa in Indonesia. The pilot aimed to improve the self-reliance of refugee and local youth by improving their business and entrepreneurial skills, promote emotional well-being and strengthen their relationship with the host community. The preliminary findings demonstrate immediate, evidence-based impact of the programme on measured outcomes for supported youth.

83 %
of youth felt confident

to start their own business after completing Ready for Business

88 %
of participants increased their knowledge and skills

about entrepreneurship after completing Ready for Business

85 %
felt motivated

to start their own business after completing Ready for Business

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Testimonials
I know now that I can fulfill my dream of becoming an entrepreneur if I work hard to be successful.
Ready for Business (R4B)
Ready for Business graduate
Indonesia
Ready for Business changed my life. After the programme ended, I moved to Jakarta to be closer to our customers. I now earn money every month and I am able to save money to invest.
Ready for Business (R4B)
Ready for Business graduate
Indonesia
Entrepreneurship is my passion. I am grateful that I can participante in this programme, together with youth from various countries. This is such a good learning opportunity for me to continue improving my business skills.
Ready for Business (R4B)
Ready for Business graduate
Indonesia
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