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 September 2020 - 30 November 2028
The project is implemented by the ILO and UNICEF, and works on a three-pronged approach that combines skills development and career guidance services, capacity development of key stakeholders and policy engagement to improve livelihood opportunities and strengthen the socio-economic resilience of young migrants, refugees, and youth in host communities.
15 December 2021 - 14 April 2025
1 December 2020 - 1 December 2024
All Hands in Kenya: Advancing Labour Standards through Cooperative Action, is a four-year project funded by The Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB), through U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL).
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.
15 June 2020 - 14 June 2024
The Project aims to support the Government of Ethiopia by contributing to the creation of more and better jobs for women and men in the agribusiness sector. Its approach is based on two principles: it will both “push” people into the labour market, by providing them with the skills needed to access employment or start their business, and “pull” them, by supporting enterprises and value chain development so that the private sector can grow and provide more and better jobs. In carrying out its work, the project focuses on building the capacity of national, regional, and local stakeholders to develop and implement policies aimed at boosting the job creation potential of the agribusiness sector.
1 January 2020 - 31 December 2023
A Continental Programme of the African Union Commission (AUC) and the African Union Development Agency (NEPAD), financed by the European Union and the German Government
1 June 2020 - 31 December 2023
The SAMM Project is implemented by the ILO in collaboration with the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
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.
1 December 2019 - 30 November 2023
© Photo: Leila Alaoui / ILO, Design: Alexandros Chatzipanagiotou / ILO The FAIRWAY programme addresses underlying causes of decent work deficits at their source through national-level interventions in selected countries of origin in East, West and North Africa (Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, and Morocco). In the Arab States, the programme provides continuity to interventions in countries of destination across the region by building on the work of the Fairway Middle East project (2016-2019), which target low-skilled migrant workers from all regions.
30 November 2018 - 30 November 2023
Funded by the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida), the ADWA’ project works at the policy-making level in order to support evidence- based decisions on key dimensions of the Decent Work Agenda.