Articles

2018

  1. From young informal worker to qualified hotel employee

    19 September 2018

    ILO’s support for quality apprenticeships is making decent work a reality for young people in Tanzania. Now, as part of the search for more solutions to Africa’s youth employment challenge, the global initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth is calling for research ideas.

  2. Traditional leaders from Zimbabwe become gender activists

    12 September 2018

    An ILO Project on gender equality in Zimbabwe helped traditional leaders to understand the benefits of involving women in economic and social activities.

  3. Decent work for youth at the centre of rural transformation in SADC countries

    04 September 2018

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  4. © Alain Jocard / AFP 2018

    Digital tools: An opportunity for Africa’s informal sector

    30 August 2018

    Digital technologies are not just for developed economies. They can also be useful in the informal economy, especially in Africa.

  5. Ghana: Thinking outside the box gives public insurance scheme a huge boost

    14 August 2018

    The ILO’s Impact Insurance Facility has helped Ghana’s National Health Insurance Scheme save money and improve customer service.

  6. Disadvantaged youth turn away from gang violence through skills' training in northern Madagascar

    06 August 2018

    In the first of a series of articles to mark International Youth Day on 12 August, we focus on an ILO-funded project that has been supporting efforts to curb urban violence and restore peace in the coastal town of Diégo Suarez.

  7. “Today, I own my business and I know how to protect myself from HIV infection”

    23 July 2018

    An ILO project in Tanzania helps women to become financially independent while at the same time provides them with training on HIV prevention.

  8. “Why not me?” Young people from Kinshasa start their own businesses

    11 July 2018

    Thanks to an ILO programme, young Congolese women and men from modest backgrounds have been trained in entrepreneurship – sometimes with significant results.

  9. The reality of violence at work in Madagascar

    19 June 2018

    While workplace violence can differ depending on a country’s development level, the most common forms occur everywhere. In the poorest countries, unacceptable practices are often exacerbated by poverty. We looked at the situation in Madagascar.

  10. Poverty leads children from Madagascar to work in dangerous conditions

    12 June 2018

    World Day Against Child Labour focuses this year on hazardous child labour and safe work for youth of legal working age. Almost half of the 152 million victims of child labour – 73 million – toil in hazardous work. In Madagascar, children in child labour in brickmaking and in domestic work, are among those who need to be protected.

  11. “Change starts in your mind”: How Tsehay Berhane found an alternative to migration

    07 May 2018

    Migrants – mostly women – account for more than 80 per cent of domestic workers in the Arab states, which is the highest percentage globally.

  12. Tackling commercial sexual exploitation of children on Madagascar’s beaches

    12 April 2018

    Poverty and lack of employment prospects make many teenage girls in coastal areas of Madagascar vulnerable to becoming trapped in commercial sexual exploitation. An ILO project supports community efforts to fight against the problem, one of the worst forms of child labour.

  13. © Alexandra Williams 2018

    Transparent procurement increases women's participation in construction sector in Somaliland

    19 February 2018

    "I am inspired and encouraged to apply for tenders because the procurement process is fair." says Asha Warsame in Hargessa, Somalia.

2017

  1. © S. Jordan / Caritas Australia 2018

    How worms and gold can help improve livelihoods in rural Zimbabwe

    27 October 2017

    Thousands of people are set to benefit from a project in Zimbabwe aimed at creating jobs and improving livelihoods for women and youth in poor rural communities. The project focuses on the food production sector and gold ore processing.

  2. Former combatants from DR Congo are rebuilding their lives thanks to entrepreneurial training

    25 September 2017

    An ILO programme offers entrepreneurial training to demobilized Congolese combatants, who were often forcibly recruited by armed groups.

  3. Kenyan woman entrepreneur breaking gender barriers in a manufacturing production floor through training

    18 September 2017

    She trains young people without employable skills and employs 22 apprentices annually

  4. ILO's entrepreneurial skills development programme makes dreams come true

    18 September 2017

    Instead of living in a stagnated environment, they started to see that community challenges and needs could actually activate community engagement and can even be the starting point of a social business that generates a living.

  5. Decent Work for Sustainable Development in Tanzania

    06 September 2017

    “Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all”

  6. Badra Alawa, ILO DWT/CO-Cairo

    23 August 2017

    COOP Champions features ILO colleagues from around the world working on cooperatives and other social and solidarity economy enterprises. It highlights their contributions, and shares highlights of their experiences, current work, and future aspirations.

  7. Creating decent jobs for a rapidly expanding young African labour force

    18 August 2017

    Within the next 15 years, some 375 million young people will become of working age in Africa, equivalent to the current population of Canada and the United States combined. By 2050, nearly one in three young people will be living in sub-Saharan Africa, and most of them simply cannot afford not to work.