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. Sustainable supply chains to build forward better – Project linked to Fisheries in Namibia

    1 January 2021 - 30 June 2023

  2. Employment and Reintegration in Nigeria

    1 December 2021 - 30 April 2023

    The Employment and Reintegration in Nigeria Project aims to strengthen the capacity of relevant stakeholders in Nigeria to provide advisory and support services to returnees and the local population in the areas of employment promotion, income generation and return and reintegration, and advance the generation of data and statistics.

  3. Sustainable supply chains to build forward better – Textiles and clothing manufacturing in Madagascar

    1 January 2021 - 31 March 2023

  4. Egypt Youth Employment (EYE): Jobs and Private Sector Development in Rural Egypt (Rawabet)

    1 September 2017 - 31 March 2023

    This project is intended to capitalize on ILO’s expertise and experience in the promotion of decent employment in the rural economy and to build on past rural-focused initiatives implemented in Egypt and other countries.


  1. Trade for Decent Work Project

    1 January 2019 - 31 December 2022

    With funding from the European Union and the Government of Finland, in Mozambique, the project seeks to support improvement of the application of the ILO fundamental Conventions in EU trading partner countries through improved labor relations and working conditions. It is part of the global project “Trade for Decent Work”, that, besides Mozambique, is also being implemented in Bangladesh, Vietnam, Myanmar, Mongolia, Pakistan, Philippines, Cabo Verde, Côte D’Ivoire, Ghana and Madagascar.

  2. Promoting Productive Employment and Decent Work for Women in Egypt, Jordan and the occupied Palestinian territory

    1 January 2019 - 31 December 2022

    The project aims to promote productive employment and decent work for women in Egypt, Jordan, and the occupied Palestinian territory through reducing the barriers to women’s entry to and retention in decent work.

  3. SKILL-UP Tanzania

    1 January 2021 - 31 December 2022

  4. GHANA: SKILL-UP Ghana (Upgrading skills systems to strengthen inclusive trade and economic growth)

    1 January 2020 - 31 December 2022

    The SKILL-UP Ghana Project aims to move the TVET system from a supply to a demand-driven system by building on existing structures and strengthening institutional resources to promote a better understanding of the skills demanded in economic sectors. Currently in its second phase(II), the project PhaseI was implemented from 2018-2020.

  5. Accelerating action for the elimination of child labour in supply chains in Africa (ACCEL AFRICA)

    15 November 2018 - 15 November 2022

    Through an integrated approach, the project seeks to promote enhanced national legislation and policies, to address the basic needs and rights of children engaged or at risk of Child Labour

  6. Improving Occupational Safety And Health In The Garment And Construction Supply Chains In Madagascar – A Vision Zero Fund Project – Phase II

    1 January 2020 - 30 September 2022