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.


  1. 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.

  2. Better Utilization of Skills for Youth through Quality Apprenticeships (BUSY)

    1 September 2016 - 30 September 2020

    Kenya Youth Employment Support through Skills (K-YESS)


  1. Improving safety and health in Madagascar lychee and textile supply chains - A Vision Zero Fund project

    1 September 2017 - 31 December 2019

  2. 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).

  3. Addressing the Root causes of Migration in Ethiopia

    1 August 2016 - 30 November 2019

    The project aims at supporting the efforts of the Government of Ethiopia to address and reduce irregular migration in Ethiopia by creating decent livelihood and employment opportunities for potential migrants especially women and youth.

  4. 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

  5. Decent Jobs for Egypt’s Young People: Tackling the Challenge Together

    1 June 2011 - 31 March 2019

    The project aims to create and access decent work opportunities for young men and women in the Egyptian Governorates of El-Minya, Port-Said, Red Sea and Luxor.


  1. Employment for Youth in Egypt (EYE): Working Together in Qalyoubia and Menoufia

    1 December 2016 - 31 December 2018

    The overall development objective of this project is to contribute to increased productive employment, business creation and decent work opportunities for young women and men in Qalyoubia and Menoufia governorates.

  2. GHANA : Strengthening the Impact on Employment of Sector and Trade Policies (STRENGTHEN)

    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.

  3. Promoting Gender-responsive Workplaces in Egypt

    31 October 2016 - 31 December 2018

    The project responds to the need to reinforce gender equality at company level through a better understanding of the law by management of companies on one side; and to enhance advocacy skills of workers to improve their working conditions on the other.