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. Enhancing the cooperation to fight trafficking in human being from Nigeria to Europe

    1 December 2010 - 31 December 2012

    Progressive reduction of trafficking through better cooperation between Nigeria and Italy to prosecute traffickers, protect and re-integrate victims as well as to prevent trafficking.

  2. Sustained Peace for Development: Conflict Prevention and Peace- Building in South Sudan

    10 December 2009 - 31 December 2012

    The Sustained Peace for Development programme was a three year, multi‐agency project whose primary aim was to promote peace building and effective conflict management in the border areas between Sudan and South Sudan by strengthening capacity in national peace building institutions and increasing security and peace dividends for communities in the target areas.

  3. Eliminating child labour in Lusophone countries Project

    31 December 2010 - 31 December 2012

  4. Engaging Tunisian youth to achieve the MDGs

    1 January 2009 - 31 December 2012

    Since before the revolution, ILO and the MDG project focused on Tunisia’s high unemployment rates, particularly for women and in most disadvantaged areas such as the larger Tunis, Le Kef and Gafsa governorates. Despite suffering from a period of instability and absence of counterparts, the project has seen its areas of focus brought to the fore of the national agenda in the wake of the revolution.

  5. Decent work Country Programme Support Project - Improving Social Dialogue - Mozambique

    1 November 2008 - 30 November 2012

    In line with Mozambique’s emerging Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) priority areas, the project will focus on improving social dialogue in the country.

  6. Role of private sector in combatting HIV/AIDS in Somaliland

    1 March - 31 August 2012

  7. Microfinance for Decent Work: Action Research

    1 March 2008 - 30 June 2012


  1. UN Joint Programme Strengthening HIV/AIDS responses

    1 September 2008 - 31 December 2011

  2. The World of Work effectively responds to HIV and AIDS through Recommendation 200 with emphasis on social protection

    1 January - 31 December 2011

  3. Strengthening the world of work response on HIV/AIDS – AIDS Capacity building and Technical Support

    1 October 2009 - 30 September 2011