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. Employment for Youth in Egypt (EYE): Jobs and Private Sector Development in Rural Egypt (Rawabet)

    1 January 2018 - 31 December 2021

    This project is intended to capitalize on ILO’s expertise and experience in the promotion of decent employment in the rural economy and to build on past rural-focused initiatives implemented in Egypt and other countries.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Better Utilization of Skills for Youth through Quality Apprenticeships (BUSY)

    1 September 2016 - 30 June 2021

    Kenya Youth Employment Support through Skills (K-YESS)

  5. 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.

  6. Support to Tunisian youth through social and solidarity entrepreneurship

    1 August 2019 - 31 January 2021

    The central objective of the project is to create decent jobs for young men and women in disadvantaged regions through the promotion of the social and solidarity economy (SSE) and its organizations.


  1. SKILL-UP Malawi

    1 August 2018 - 31 December 2020

  2. SKILL-UP Tanzania

    1 August 2018 - 31 December 2020

  3. SKILL-UP Ethiopia

    1 August 2018 - 31 December 2020

  4. 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.