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. Advancing Decent Work and inclusive industrialization in Ethiopia: An ILO Programme

    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.

  2. 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.


  1. Accelerating Action for the Elimination of Child Labour in Supply Chains in Egypt (ACCEL Africa)

    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.

  2. 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.

  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.


  1. Jobs and Skills for Persons with Disabilities with a Focus on ICT-based Solutions- Phase II

    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.

  2. Employment for Youth in Egypt (EYE)– Providing a Reason to Stay

    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.