Integrated Regional Child Labour Resource Centre: CLIC-Africa

The 2016 Global Estimates of Child Labour indicate that one-fifth of all African children are involved in child labour, a proportion more than twice as high as in any other region. Nine per cent of African children are in hazardous work, again highest of all the world’s regions.

Africa has the largest number of child labourers; 72.1 million African children are estimated to be in child labour and 31.5 million in hazardous work.
In 2015, world leaders adopted the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): 17 interrelated goals and 169 associated targets to guide global development. SDG Target 8.7 calls on governments to:

"Take immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labour, end modern slavery and human trafficking and secure the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labour, including recruitment and use of child soldiers, and by 2025 end child labour in all its forms."
As a key element of its strategy in this regard, the ILO has recently established an Integrated Regional Child Labour Resource Centre (CLIC-Africa) to support and facilitate the development of national capacity, ownership and commitment on child labour issues by serving as an information clearing house on child labour issues.

In this regard, CLIC-Africa aims;
• To produce training and other technical papers, as well as advocacy materials
• To disseminate them with a view to equipping government, employer, worker representatives and partners to facilitate the effective implementation of NAPs
• To facilitating knowledge sharing on child labour and related issues, including national and regional good practices.
• To provide technical support for the mobilization of national and donor resources for action against child labour, and
• To promote integrated support by ILO units on issues relating to child labour and other decent work deficits.
The Centre can be reached by e-mail at

Laws and policies against child labour in Africa

ILO Fundamentals’ “country dashboard”, which includes information on the country legislation, policies and projects on child labour.

Projects in Africa

ILO Development Cooperation Dashboard

Knowledge Base

Ending child labour by 2025: A review of policies and programmes
Facebook Live on 2017 Global Estimates of Modern Slavery and Child Labour
Report on Apprenticeship in Egypt- Towards a unified system? (2018)
Farm cooperatives, household vulnerability and agricultural child labour in Rwanda (UCW, 2016)
Child labour and the youth decent work deficit in Ghana (UCW, 2016)
Action in the West African cocoa supply chain to address child labour (2016)
Child labour in the fish supply chain on Lake Volta, Ghana: The Torkor model (2016)
Togo: Priorités et rôles des acteurs publics dans la lutte contre le travail des enfants (UCW, 2015)
Reaching vulnerable youth with second chance learning opportunities in Uganda (UCW, 2015)
Malawi: 2015 National child labour survey report (ILO, 2015)
Understanding children’s work and youth employment outcomes in Uganda (UCW, 2014)
Tanzania national child labour survey 2014: Analytical Report (ILO, 2014)
The twin challenges of child labour and educational marginalisation in the ECOWAS region - An overview (2014)
Good practices and lessons learned in cocoa communities in Ghana
Good practices and lessons learned on the elimination of child labour in Ghana- ECOWAS projects' experiences
Good practices and lessons learned on the elimination of child labour in Nigeria - ECOWAS projects' experiences
Photo album of good practices and lessons learned of the ILO-IPEC Cocoa Communities project in Ghana
Comprendre le travail des enfants et l'emploi des jeunes au Togo (UCW, 2013)
Cameroun: Comprendre le travail des enfants et l’emploi des jeunes - Rapport sur le travail des enfants et l’emploi des jeunes (UCW, 2012)
Understanding children's work and youth employment outcomes in Rwanda - Report on child labour and youth employment (UCW, 2011)
Labour market in South Sudan (UCW, 2011)