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. The Labour Based Component of the Poverty Reduction Through Decent Employment Creation in Liberia (PREDEC)

    1 January 2007 - 30 April 2010

    The project was jointly formulated by the ILO and the Government of Liberia with the objecive to boost job creation and assist the Government for recovery and effective functioning of public institutions, including the Ministry of Labor and the other ILO constituents following the prolonged civil war.


  1. Enhancing communities’ capacity in Nigeria and Ghana to combat human trafficking

    1 July 2007 - 31 July 2008

    The project is linked to Decent Work Country Programmes (DWCP) currently being developed between Nigeria, Ghana and the ILO.


  1. Promoting democracy through fundamental principles and rights at work and tripartism

    1 October 2000 - 1 October 2005

    The focus of the pilot project in Nigeria was twofold: reform of the existing labor laws and strengthening of local capacity to adopt a tripartite approach (Ministry of Labor, unions and employers’ associations) to the resolution of labor problems through social dialogue. It was hoped that the project would also result in the signature by Nigeria of the ILO’s non-ratified core Conventions. The project was known as the Nigerian Declaration Project (NIDEC).