Shaping a brighter future of work in Africa

Success Africa V: A brighter future of work in Africa

For the past 17 years, the ILO Regional Office for Africa has been publishing real-life stories about projects and programmes that have successfully contributed to decent work and social justice in Africa. All these interventions were grounded in international labour standards, tripartism and social dialogue, and benefited from vibrant partnerships with international organizations and development partners.

Success Africa V: A brighter future of work in Africa contains 38 stories covering the four dimensions of the Decent Work Agenda – standards and rights at work, employment creation and enterprise development, social protection and social dialogue – and all five sub-regions of the African continent.

The collection includes a wide variety of interventions targeting a multitude of beneficiaries, adopting different approaches (from policymaking and institution-building to providing direct support at the grass roots), and focusing on a broad range of thematic areas. Despite these nuances, the stories in this collection all have something in common: they involve the ILO’s tripartite constituents, thus underscoring the uniqueness of the ILO approach.

The stories show in concrete terms how a “human-centred approach to the future of work” – the vision projected in the Abidjan Declaration – can be achieved on the African continent through the concerted efforts of communities, constituents and partners.