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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Microfinance for Decent Work: Action Research

    1 March 2008 - 30 June 2012


  1. Strengthening the Creative Industries in Five ACP Countries through Employment and Trade Expansion

    1 January 2008 - 31 December 2010

  2. Trade and Employment in the Global Crisis

    1 June 2009 - 1 June 2010

    What began as a financial crisis in industrialized countries has rapidly become a global jobs crisis. Trade and FDI are two of the main channels through which the financial crisis has been transmitted to developing and transition economies. In this context, the ILO has conducted a range of country level studies to evaluate the employment impact of changes in trade and FDI flows during the global crisis and at providing policy guidance to policy makers on how to address those impacts. Relevant work has been conducted in the following countries: Brazil, Egypt, India, Liberia, South Africa, Uganda and Ukraine. The findings of this country level work are summarized in a publication co-published with Academic Foundation: “Trade and Employment in the Global Crisis”. Key topics covered include how changes in trade flows affect the labour market, the role of price volatility and demand shocks in the recent crisis and how export concentration makes countries more vulnerable.

  3. The Labour Based Component of the Poverty Reduction Through Decent Employment Creation in Liberia (PREDEC)

    1 January 2007 - 30 April 2010

    The project was jointly formulated by the ILO and the Government of Liberia with the objecive to boost job creation and assist the Government for recovery and effective functioning of public institutions, including the Ministry of Labor and the other ILO constituents following the prolonged civil war.


  1. Enhancing communities’ capacity in Nigeria and Ghana to combat human trafficking

    1 July 2007 - 31 July 2008

    The project is linked to Decent Work Country Programmes (DWCP) currently being developed between Nigeria, Ghana and the ILO.


  1. Promoting democracy through fundamental principles and rights at work and tripartism

    1 October 2000 - 1 October 2005

    The focus of the pilot project in Nigeria was twofold: reform of the existing labor laws and strengthening of local capacity to adopt a tripartite approach (Ministry of Labor, unions and employers’ associations) to the resolution of labor problems through social dialogue. It was hoped that the project would also result in the signature by Nigeria of the ILO’s non-ratified core Conventions. The project was known as the Nigerian Declaration Project (NIDEC).