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. Joint Programme on Labour Migration Governance for Development and Integration in Africa (JLMP)

    1 January 2010 - 31 December 2030


  1. Youth for Future (Y4F): Youth Empowerment and Integration in Host Communities

    1 September 2020 - 30 November 2028

    The project is implemented by the ILO and UNICEF, and works on a three-pronged approach that combines skills development and career guidance services, capacity development of key stakeholders and policy engagement to improve livelihood opportunities and strengthen the socio-economic resilience of young migrants, refugees, and youth in host communities.


  1. Productivity Ecosystems for Decent Work Programme South Africa

    1 January 2021 - 31 December 2025

  2. Productivity Ecosystems for Decent Work Programme Ghana

    1 January 2021 - 31 December 2025

  3. JLMP Lead (Labour, Employment and Mobility actions of the AU-ILO-IOM Programme on Labour Migration Governance for development and integration in Africa)

    1 January 2022 - 31 December 2025

  4. Supporting Progress on Labor Standards in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

    15 December 2021 - 14 April 2025


  1. All Hands in Kenya: Advancing Labour Standards Through Cooperative Action

    1 December 2020 - 1 December 2024

    All Hands in Kenya: Advancing Labour Standards through Cooperative Action, is a four-year project funded by The Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB), through U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL).

  2. JEUN’ESS: Promotion of Social and Solidarity Economy and Creation of Decent Jobs for Tunisian Youth

    1 September 2019 - 31 August 2024

    The JEUN’ESS project aims to create decent jobs for young people in disadvantaged areas and support the transition to the formal economy through the promotion of the social and solidarity economy (SSE). The project proposes an approach based on the promotion and strengthening of collective entrepreneurship through SSE organizations and mechanisms.

  3. JLMP Action (Catalytic Actions for the AU/ILO/IOM/UNECA Joint Programme on Labour Migration Governance for Development and Integration in Africa)

    1 November 2021 - 30 June 2024

  4. ProAgro Ethiopia – ‘Promotion of Decent Work in Agribusiness’ Project

    15 June 2020 - 14 June 2024

    The Project aims to support the Government of Ethiopia by contributing to the creation of more and better jobs for women and men in the agribusiness sector. Its approach is based on two principles: it will both “push” people into the labour market, by providing them with the skills needed to access employment or start their business, and “pull” them, by supporting enterprises and value chain development so that the private sector can grow and provide more and better jobs. In carrying out its work, the project focuses on building the capacity of national, regional, and local stakeholders to develop and implement policies aimed at boosting the job creation potential of the agribusiness sector.