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. 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.


  1. 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).

  2. 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.


  1. Skills Initiative for Africa Project

    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

  2. Southern Africa Migration Management (SAMM) Project

    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)

  3. SIRAYE: A programme on Advancing Decent Work and inclusive industrialization in Ethiopia:

    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.

  4. The FAIRWAY Programme

    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.

  5. Advancing the Decent Work Agenda in North Africa (ADWA')

    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.

  6. Egypt Youth Employment (EYE): Economic Empowerment under FORSA Programme

    1 June 2021 - 30 June 2023

    This project aims to contribute to the overall goal of the national Forsa Programme and to support the transition from the conditional cash transfer schemes of “Takaful & Karama".

  7. Sustainable supply chains to build forward better – Project linked to Fisheries in Namibia

    1 January 2021 - 31 March 2023