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. 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.


  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.


  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)

  3. 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.


  1. Global Programme Employment Injury Insurance and Protection (ENTERPRISES)

    31 October 2018 - 31 December 2019

    Most of the populations in the ECOWAS countries have no access to basic social protection. In light of this, the project aims to assist both ECOWAS and the four countries covered by CO Abuja to develop nationally defined sets of basic social security guarantees for social protection floors, and social services for all.

  2. CAPISUD Project

    8 August 2017 - 31 December 2019

    CAPISUD Project: Sustainable community-based safety-net platforms in North Kordofan and White Nile, Sudan

  3. 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).

  4. 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.