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. Strengthening Labour Inspection in Lesotho

    1 August 2016 - 31 December 2017

    The project seeks to strengthen labour inspection in Lesotho through enhancing its efficacy and efficiency so as to contribute to economic development, social cohesion and good governance.

  2. Implementing and strengthening quality apprenticeship in Tanzania

    1 May 2016 - 31 December 2017

    Supporting the development and implementation of apprenticeship training programmes in Tanzania.

  3. OSH in Global Supply Chains

    1 March 2016 - 31 December 2017

    ILO-EU project to improve the knowledge base on safety and health in global supply chains to support G20 work on safer workplaces

  4. Joint programme on local governance and decentralised service delivery, UN-JPLG (Phase II)

    1 January 2013 - 31 December 2017

  5. Somalia Joint Programme on Local Governance 2014/2015

    1 May 2014 - 31 December 2017

  6. SOUTH AFRICA Sustainability through Competitive and Responsible Enterprises, SCORE

    1 December 2009 - 31 December 2017

    The objective of SCORE is that Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are more sustainable through being cleaner, more productive and competitive and provide more sustainable and decent employment.

  7. The Way Forward after the Revolution: Decent Work for Women in Egypt and Tunisia (Phase I)

    1 January 2012 - 31 December 2017

    This project aims to increase women's participation in the labour market, and to improve labour markets institutions to better assist women in post-revolution in Tunisia and Egypt.

  8. Human Security Initiative in the Most Neglected Communities with the Integration of Efforts by the UN Country Team in Liberia

    4 March 2015 - 31 October 2017

  9. Jobs and Skills for Persons with Disabilities with a Focus on ICT-based Solutions- Phase I

    1 September 2014 - 30 September 2017

    This United Nations joint programme is implemented by three partners: ILO, UNDP, and the ICT Trust Fund. The implementation strategy uses approaches that are participatory, inclusive, and community-based, in close partnership with the most relevant stakeholders: government agencies, non-governmental organizations, disabled people’s organizations, workers’ unions and employers’ organizations.

  10. Hayat Project: Human Security through Inclusive Socio- Economic Development in Upper Egypt

    1 June 2013 - 30 September 2017

    Hayat project aims to strengthen economic security in five Upper Egyptian mother villages (districts of Edwa and Maghagha in Minya governorate) through creation of better employment opportunities and increase in employability of the local labour force.