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.
Joint Programme on Labour Migration Governance for Development and Integration in Africa (JLMP)
1 January 2010 - 31 December 2030
Youth for Future (Y4F): Youth Empowerment and Integration in Host Communities
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.
Skills Development for Increased Employability Programme
2 January 2023 - 31 December 2026
The four-year Skills Development for Increased Employability Programme (SDEP), launched in 2023, strengthens the relevance, quality and governance of the TEVET system, and encourages greater participation of the private sector in skills development initiatives that respond to the needs of industry, in a greener economy. Funded through a partnership agreement with the European Union (EU), the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Zambia is working to support the Government and private actors to focus on the governance and management structures of Zambia’s Technical Education, Vocational and Entrepreneurship Training (TEVET) system and to support the upgrading and maintenance of training facilities and curriculum development. Private sector involvement plays an important role in updating curricula and for the promotion of Work Based Learning (WBL) interventions. The overall objective is to contribute towards improving employability of the labour force for both women and men in Zambia and supporting the TEVET system towards producing relevant skills that match the needs of the industry by the year 2026.
Productivity Ecosystems for Decent Work Programme South Africa
1 January 2021 - 31 December 2025
Productivity Ecosystems for Decent Work Programme Ghana
1 January 2021 - 31 December 2025
JLMP Lead (Labour, Employment and Mobility actions of the AU-ILO-IOM Programme on Labour Migration Governance for development and integration in Africa)
1 January 2022 - 31 December 2025
Supporting Progress on Labor Standards in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
15 December 2021 - 14 April 2025
Better Regional Migration Management (BRMM) Project Phase II
1 July 2022 - 31 March 2025
The BRMM Phase II programme, a three-year prolongation of the BRMM Phase I programme funded by the UK-FCDO is focusing on strengthening the capacities of countries in East and Horn of Africa to govern labour migration by using evidence-based policies, enhancing migrant workers' qualifications and skills, and actively engaging the social partners.
All Hands in Kenya: Advancing Labour Standards Through Cooperative Action
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).
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.