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. Decent Jobs for Egypt’s Young People: Tackling the Challenge Together

    1 June 2011 - 31 March 2020

    The project aims to create and access decent work opportunities for young men and women in the Egyptian Governorates of El-Minya, Port-Said, Red Sea and Luxor.


  1. Global Programme Employment Injury Insurance and Protection (ENTERPRISES)

    31 October 2018 - 31 December 2019

    Most of the populations in the ECOWAS countries have no access to basic social protection. In light of this, the project aims to assist both ECOWAS and the four countries covered by CO Abuja to develop nationally defined sets of basic social security guarantees for social protection floors, and social services for all.

  2. CAPISUD Project

    8 August 2017 - 31 December 2019

    CAPISUD Project: Sustainable community-based safety-net platforms in North Kordofan and White Nile, Sudan

  3. Strengthening Labour Governance in MSMEs and Supporting the Transition from the Informal to the Formal Economy in Africa

    1 January 2016 - 31 December 2019

    The project aims at supporting Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), including in the informal economy, to prevent occupational risks, improve working conditions, and promote respect for Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work (FPRW).

  4. Food Africa Project: Empowering youth and promoting innovative PPPs through more efficient agro-food value chains in Nigeria

    2 January 2017 - 30 December 2019

    Food Africa Project is an innovate public-private partnership between the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals Fund (SDG Fund) , Sahara Group- a member of the SDG Fund Private Sector Advisory Group (PSAG) , United Nation agencies, world renowned chefs- the Roca Brothers and the Kaduna State Government in Nigeria , directed at improving food security and nutrition, and alleviating poverty.

  5. Convening Actors to Develop and Implement Strategies to Reduce Child Labour and Improve Working Conditions in Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining (CARING GOLD MINING PROJECT)

    11 December 2015 - 10 October 2019

    Funded by the United States Department of Labor (USDOL), the four-year project will address child labour, decent work deficits and working conditions in Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining (ASGM) in the Ghana, specifically in Ashanti and Western regions in two districts-Adansi-North District and Aowin Municipal respectively.

  6. 250 Gambian youth engaged in employment-intensive works to support key sectors of national economy

    11 April 2018 - 30 September 2019

  7. Extending access to social protection and portability of benefits to migrant workers and their families in selected RECs in Africa

    1 October 2017 - 30 August 2019

    The overall objective of the project is to extend decent work and social protection to migrant workers and their families, by strengthening the Regional Economic Communities’ (RECs) capacities to conclude and implement regional frameworks that extend social protection to migrant workers and their families and coordinate the portability of their social security benefits.

  8. Convening Stakeholders to Develop and Implement Strategies to Reduce Child Labor and Improve Working Conditions in Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining (CARING Gold Mining) Project

    11 December 2015 - 10 April 2019

  9. Promoting Gender-responsive Workplaces in Egypt

    31 October 2016 - 31 March 2019

    The project responds to the need to reinforce gender equality at company level through a better understanding of the law by management of companies on one side; and to enhance advocacy skills of workers to improve their working conditions on the other.