Programmes and projects

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.

2019

  1. 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).

2018

  1. Support to Free Movement of Persons and Migration in West Africa

    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.

  2. Improving Industrial Relations for Decent Work and Sustainable Development of Textile and Garment Industry in Ethiopia

    1 September 2015 - 31 July 2018

  3. Implementing innovations in social protection

    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.

2017

  1. Strengthening Labour Inspection in Lesotho

    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.

  2. Implementing and strengthening quality apprenticeship in Tanzania

    1 May 2016 - 31 December 2017

    Supporting the development and implementation of apprenticeship training programmes in Tanzania.

  3. Support to the Reintegration of Returnees in Ethiopia

    1 January 2015 - 31 December 2017

    The project aims at improving labour migration governance in Ethiopia and assisting returned migrants to secure productive employment and decent work.

  4. Joint programme on local governance and decentralised service delivery, UN-JPLG (Phase II)

    1 January 2013 - 31 December 2017

  5. Somalia Joint Programme on Local Governance 2014/2015

    1 May 2014 - 31 December 2017

  6. GHANA : Sustainability through Competitive and Responsible Enterprises, SCORE

    1 December 2009 - 31 December 2017

    The objective of SCORE is that Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are more sustainable through being cleaner, more productive and competitive and provide more sustainable and decent employment.