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. Empowering women for peace and recovery in East Sudan

    1 January 2012 - 31 December 2013

    The project seeks to provide seeds funding for the priority areas of peace building through women economic empowerment and will work as a pilot to stimulate other donors who committed to support the implementation of ESPA (East Sudan Peace Agreement) to complement this fund.

  2. Pro-Poor Horticulture Value Chains in Upper Egypt

    1 January 2010 - 31 December 2013

    The purpose of the Pro-poor horticulture value chains in Upper Egypt joint programme is to promote viable equitable partnerships between small farmers and private sector investors in Upper Egypt. The programme supports small farmers through their Farmers Associations to deliver needed business services thus enabling them to participate in the governance of the supply chain.

  3. Mobilization of the Dahshour World Heritage Site for Community Development

    1 January 2009 - 31 December 2013

    The Dahshour World Heritage Site for Community Development is a joint programme that is considered a model for cultural development as it combines cultural heritage aspects, natural heritage dimensions, and community development components.

  4. Sustainable Employment and Economic Development (SEED)

    1 January 2012 - 31 December 2013

    The Sustainable Employment and Economic Development (SEED) programme aims at reducing conflict by improving economic and employment prospects, targeting young people and women in insecure areas.

  5. National employment policy review and formulation

    1 January 2012 - 31 December 2013

  6. Youth For Change

    1 August 2012 - 31 July 2013

    Reducing conflict and crime by rehabilitating potential and actual perpetrators of violence, to pave way for rule of law and recovery.

  7. Somalia: Youth for change

    1 August 2012 - 1 July 2013

    The Youth for Change joint initiative aims at reducing risk of youth becoming involved in antisocial and criminal behavior. Its economic re-integration component focuses, among others, on green job promotion.

  8. Law-Growth Nexus II: Labour Law and the enabling business environment for SMEs in Kenya and Zambia

    1 June 2011 - 31 March 2013

    The Law Growth Nexus II Project is aligned to the Decent Work Country Programmes (DWCP) in Kenya and Zambia which identifies Social Protection, Employment Creation and Social dialogue as priorities for consideration. The project is also premised on the fi ndings of a fi rst phase which was designed to contribute to fi lling the gaps in information and knowledge regarding the influence labour and labour-related laws and regulations have on Micro and Small Enterprises (MSE) employment and particularly on the growth Law Growth Nexus Project prospects of MSEs, their decisions regarding formality and the quality of the jobs MSEs create.


  1. Capacity Building to District Development Stakeholders in the Northern Region of Sierra Leone

    1 January 2010 - 31 December 2012

    Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is currently implementing a project in the Northern region of Sierra Leone aimed at developing the capacities of various entities for comprehensive district development.

  2. Quick Impact Employment Creation for Youth through Labour Based Public Works (QIEC)

    1 January 2010 - 31 December 2012

    The Project is a continuation of an ongoing programme designed to provide rapid employment opportunities and income generating activities for youth while strengthening the capacities of small contractors, local governments and MDAs to facilitate job creation at local levels. It will also stimulate local economic development development.