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.

2023

  1. Advancing the Decent Work Agenda in North Africa (ADWA')

    30 November 2018 - 30 November 2023

    The ILO and the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) have signed in November 2018 an agreement for a 5-year phase (2018-2023) for the project “Advancing the Decent Work Agenda in North Africa” (ADWA’). This phase builds on the 16 months pilot phase, which was successfully implemented throughout 2017 and 2018.

2022

  1. Inclusive Growth through Decent Work in the Great Rift Valley

    10 May 2018 - 31 May 2022

    This project promotes decent jobs through formal skills development and business development and community engagement.

2021

  1. GHANA : Sustainability through Competitive and Responsible Enterprises, SCORE (Phase III)

    1 November 2017 - 29 October 2021

    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.

  2. University Centers for Career Development

    1 May 2018 - 19 September 2021

    The International Labour Organization has partnered with the American University in Cairo to enhance the capacity of already running University Centers for Career Development (UCCDs), increase the inclusiveness of UCCD services for students with disabilities and support the collection, analysis and dissemination of quantitative and qualitative labour market information relevant for career guidance and counselling.

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

    1 September 2016 - 30 June 2021

    Kenya Youth Employment Support through Skills (K-YESS)

  4. The Way Forward after the Revolution: Decent Work for Women in Egypt and Tunisia (Phase II)

    1 April 2018 - 31 March 2021

    The project aims at supporting ILO’s constituents, including the Government, workers’ and employers’ organizations to address the challenges women are facing in the labour market. It seeks to address the barriers to a satisfactory women participation in the labour market through a comprehensive approach that works at the macro, meso and micro levels and that tackles at the same time access to employment, entrepreneurship, decent work conditions, and social dialogue.

2020

  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. Support The Operationalization of The SME Unit in The Federation of Egyptian Industries

    1 September 2018 - 31 August 2020

    The overall objective of this project is to create a more enabling environment for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Egypt- including those owned by women and youth.

  3. Development of a Social Economy Policy in South Africa (Government of Flanders & National Economic Development Department of South Africa)

    1 May 2017 - 30 April 2020

    This project seeks to take advantage of the favourable conditions for developing a social economy policy for South Africa, following the implementation of a range of projects that have enhanced existing knowledge and built a community of actors and agencies committed to growing and developing this sector.

  4. Free movement of persons and transhumance in the IGAD Region: Improving opportunities for regular labour mobility

    1 March 2018 - 28 February 2020

    The overall objective of the project is to improve opportunities for regulated labour mobility and decent work within the IGAD countries through the development of models of intervention, in the broader context of the regional integration.