Technical cooperation programmes and projects implemented are one of the main means of action to support constituents in promoting decent work in the African region and to give effect to the Decent Work Agenda in Africa 2007-15.
Since 2002, a total of 560 technical cooperation programmes and projects have been approved for the African region, with a total budget of US$545.2 million. Practically all countries in the region have benefited from such interventions. As of December 2011, there were 205 active technical cooperation projects being managed by the ILO in the African region.
Improved Labour Migration Governance to Protect Migrant Workers and Combat Irregular Migration in Ethiopia
1 January 2017 - 31 December 2020
The project aims at supporting the efforts of the Government and Civil Societies to address and reduce irregular migration by improving labour migration governance and making regular labour migration more accessible and desirable to potential migrants in Ethiopia.
1 September 2016 - 30 September 2020
Kenya Youth Employment Support through Skills (K-YESS)
Strengthening Labour Governance in MSMEs and Supporting the Transition from the Informal to the Formal Economy in Africa
1 January 2016 - 31 December 2019
The project aims at supporting Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), including in the informal economy, to prevent occupational risks, improve working conditions, and promote respect for Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work (FPRW).
1 August 2016 - 30 November 2019
The project is to contribute to the reduction of irregular migration through creating decent livelihood and employment opportunities for the youth.
Convening Stakeholders to Develop and Implement Strategies to Reduce Child Labor and Improve Working Conditions in Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining (COSTREC-ASGM) Project
11 December 2015 - 10 April 2019
1 September 2014 - 31 December 2018
The project aims to strengthen the employment dimension in sectoral and trade policies and programmes with better analysis, more coherent policy-making, and enhanced implementation to encourage employment creation and upgrading.
1 January 2013 - 31 December 2018
ILO is part of the consortium implementing the project funded by the EU under the 10th European Development Fund. The overall objective of the project is to maximize the development potential of free movement of persons and migration in West Africa. This will be done by supporting the effective implementation of the ECOWAS Free Movement of Persons’ Protocols, Labour and Employment Policy and Action plan adopted in 2009 and the ECOWAS Common Approach on Migration and ECOWAS Plan of Action Against Trafficking in Persons, first adopted in 2001.
Improving industrial relations for decent work and sustainable development of the textile and garment industry in Ethiopia
1 September 2015 - 31 August 2018
1 January 2014 - 30 June 2018
This programme will model innovations in social protection programming to inform the development, design, targeting, and management of nationally owned solutions for reducing poverty and vulnerability and building resilient livelihoods.
1 August 2016 - 31 December 2017
The project seeks to strengthen labour inspection in Lesotho through enhancing its efficacy and efficiency so as to contribute to economic development, social cohesion and good governance.