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 April 2019 - 31 December 2023
A comprehensive and coordinated programme involving ILO’s key components: BetterWork, Vision Zero Fund, SCORE and LABADMIN, to promote decent work and inclusive industrialization in Ethiopia.
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.
15 November 2018 - 15 November 2022
Through an integrated approach, the project seeks to promote enhanced national legislation and policies, to address the basic needs and rights of children engaged or at risk of child labour in Egypt.
10 May 2018 - 31 May 2022
This project promotes decent jobs through formal skills development and business development and community engagement.
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.
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 September 2016 - 30 June 2021
Kenya Youth Employment Support through Skills (K-YESS)
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.
2 June 2018 - 31 December 2020
This United Nations joint programme is implemented by three partners: ILO, UNDP, and the Egyptian ICT Trust Fund. The implementation strategy uses approaches that are participatory, inclusive, and community-based, in close partnership with the most relevant stakeholders: government agencies, non-governmental organizations, disabled people’s organizations, workers’ unions and employers’ organizations.
1 December 2018 - 31 December 2020
The ILO project "Employment for Youth in Egypt (EYE)– Providing a Reason to Stay" is in line with the National Sustainable Development Strategy of 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goal (SGD) 8 as well. Also, the project highlights the importance of women participation in the job market.