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. Sustainability and Employment in the Building and Construction Industry (Green Jobs)

    1 November 2014 - 31 March 2017

    The International Labour Organization’s (ILO’s) Project on Sustainability and Employment in the Building and Construction Industry subsists as a component of the larger UKAID funded UN joint programme in strengthening adaptation and resilience to climate change in Kenya in support to low carbon climate resilient development for poverty reduction in Kenya.

  2. Global Action Programme (GAP) on Child Labour Issues Project

    30 September 2011 - 31 March 2017

  3. Decent Jobs for Egypt’s Young People: Tackling the Challenge Together in Qalyoubia and Menoufia

    1 January 2014 - 31 January 2017

    This project proposes an ambitious multidimensional and integrated approach to stimulating youth employment in two Egyptian Governorates: Qalyoubia and Menoufia


  1. United Nations Joint Programme on Youth Employment, Tanzania

    1 January 2015 - 31 December 2016

    Developing an integrated strategy towards addressing the youth employment challenge in Tanzania

  2. Achieving Reduction of Child Labour In Support of Education (ARISE)

    1 January 2015 - 31 December 2016

    Eliminating child labour especially through the support of education in tobacco-growing areas mainly Tabora region.

  3. HIV and AIDS Project, Kenya

    31 December 2016

    This project strengthens the world of work response to HIV/AIDS and enhances social protection.

  4. Implementing and strengthening quality apprenticeship in Tanzania

    1 July 2011 - 31 December 2016

    The project supports the development and implementation of apprenticeship training programmes in Tanzania. It was extended from May 2016 to December 2017.

  5. Creating Social Protection Floors (SPF)

    1 January 2015 - 31 December 2016

    Supporting Tanzania in implementing a nationally defined social protection floor.

  6. UN Joint Programme to support Tanzania’s Productive Social Safety Nets (PSSN)

    1 October 2014 - 31 December 2016

    The project supports both social insurance and assistance to the poorest households, and linking the youth from project beneficiary households to capitalize their potential.

  7. Building Sound Industrial Relations for Sustainable Development and Competitiveness

    1 January 2015 - 31 December 2016

    The project aims to contribute to ensuring decent work through peaceful industrial relations for sustainable development with a view to creating virtuous cycle between better productivity, competitiveness and better working conditions.