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.

2024

  1. JEUN’ESS: Promotion of Social and Solidarity Economy and Creation of Decent Jobs for Tunisian Youth

    1 September 2019 - 31 August 2024

    The JEUN’ESS project aims to create decent jobs for young people in disadvantaged areas and support the transition to the formal economy through the promotion of the social and solidarity economy (SSE). The project proposes an approach based on the promotion and strengthening of collective entrepreneurship through SSE organizations and mechanisms.

2023

  1. SIRAYE: A programme on Advancing Decent Work and inclusive industrialization in Ethiopia:

    1 April 2019 - 31 December 2023

    A comprehensive and coordinated programme involving ILO’s key components: BetterWork, Vision Zero Fund, SCORE, LABADMIN and INWORK 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.

2022

  1. Improving Safety and Health in Madagascar Textile Supply Chain

    1 January 2020 - 31 December 2022

    Implementation Phase

  2. Promoting Productive Employment and Decent Work for Women in Egypt, Jordan and the occupied Palestinian territory

    1 January 2019 - 31 December 2022

    The project aims to promote productive employment and decent work for women in Egypt, Jordan, and the occupied Palestinian territory through reducing the barriers to women’s entry to and retention in decent work.

  3. Accelerating action for the elimination of child labour in supply chains in Africa (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

  4. 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.

  5. Towards a Holistic Approach to Labour Migration Governance and Labour Mobility in North Africa (THAMM)

    1 November 2019 - 31 October 2022

    This Project is a sub-regional project funded by the European Union through the “Emergency Trust Fund for Stability and Addressing the Root Causes of Irregular Migration and Displaced Persons in Africa” and the German Federal Ministry for Development (BMZ). It is implemented under two separate contracts, one concerning the ILO and IOM funded by the European Union and one concerning GIZ funded by the EU and BMZ.

  6. 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.

  7. Public Private Development Partnership for Renewable Energy Skills Training and Women’s Economic Empowerment

    1 May 2018 - 29 April 2022

    The project is implemented by the International Labour Organization (ILO) with the financial support from Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), in Somalia from May 2018 to April 2022. The project addresses two interrelated challenges to Somalia’s development: (1) barriers to women’s full economic empowerment and (2), the lack of access to affordable, renewably sourced energy.