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. Support The Operationalization of The SME Unit in The Federation of Egyptian Industries

    1 September 2018 - 31 August 2020

    The overall objective of this project- funded by the European Union- is to create a more enabling environment for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Egypt- including those owned by women and youth.

  2. Free movement of persons and transhumance in the IGAD Region: Improving opportunities for regular labour mobility

    1 March 2018 - 31 August 2020

    The overall objective of the project is to improve opportunities for regulated labour mobility and decent work within the IGAD countries through the development of models of intervention, in the broader context of the regional integration.

  3. ILO Initiative for Labour Migration, Employment and Reintegration in Nigeria and Ghana (LMER)

    1 January 2019 - 30 June 2020

    The ILO Initiative for Labour Migration, Employment and Reintegration in Nigeria and Ghana (LMER) aims to promote fair and effective labour migration governance frameworks and enhance employment and income generating opportunities of potential and return migrants in a sustainable manner.

  4. Development of a Social Economy Policy in South Africa (Government of Flanders & National Economic Development Department of South Africa)

    1 May 2017 - 30 April 2020

    This project seeks to take advantage of the favourable conditions for developing a social economy policy for South Africa, following the implementation of a range of projects that have enhanced existing knowledge and built a community of actors and agencies committed to growing and developing this sector.

  5. Decent Jobs for Egypt’s Young People: Tackling the Challenge Together

    1 June 2011 - 31 March 2020

    The project aims to create and access decent work opportunities for young men and women in the Egyptian Governorates of El-Minya, Port-Said, Red Sea and Luxor.

  6. Support to Free Movement of persons and Migration in West Africa (FMM) West Africa Technical Assistance project – Summary of ILO Role and Activities

    6 February 2013 - 28 February 2020

    The FMM Project intervenes in the areas of labour migration, policy development, counter-trafficking, protection of migrants’ rights, child protection, especially children on the move and social security.


  1. SKILL-UP Malawi

    1 August 2018 - 31 December 2019

  2. SKILL-UP Tanzania

    1 August 2018 - 31 December 2019

  3. SKILL-UP Ethiopia

    1 August 2018 - 31 December 2019

  4. GHANA: SKILL-UP Ghana (Upgrading skills systems to strengthen inclusive trade and economic growth)

    1 August 2018 - 31 December 2019

    The SKILL-UP Ghana Project aims to move the TVET system from a supply to a demand-driven system by building on existing structures and strengthening institutional resources to promote a better understanding of the skills demanded in economic sectors.