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. Towards a Holistic Approach to Labour Migration Governance and Labour Mobility in North Africa (THAMM)

    1 November 2019 - 31 October 2023

    This Project is a sub-regional project funded by the European Union through the “Emergency Trust Fund for Stability and Addressing the Root Causes of Irregular Migration and Displaced Persons in Africa” and the German Federal Ministry for Development (BMZ). It is implemented under two separate contracts, one concerning the ILO and IOM funded by the European Union and one concerning GIZ funded by the EU and BMZ.

  2. FORTER'ESS: Strengthening the resilience of women's social and solidarity economy organisations (SSEOs) affected by COVID-19

    22 December 2020 - 30 June 2023

    This two-year project provides support to women led SSE organizations in the governorates of Beja, Jendouba and Le Kef. This support focuses on improving workplace protection and working conditions for women entrepreneurs and workers in women led SSEs to counteract the social, economic and health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. FORTER'ESS will also contribute to the establishment of an inclusive and equitable social and solidarity economy (SSE) ecosystem in Tunisia, which encourages the increased participation of women in the sector.

  3. Egypt Youth Employment (EYE): Economic Empowerment under FORSA Programme

    1 June 2021 - 30 June 2023

    This project aims to contribute to the overall goal of the national Forsa Programme and to support the transition from the conditional cash transfer schemes of “Takaful & Karama".

  4. Free movement of persons and transhumance in the IGAD Region: Improving opportunities for regular labour mobility

    1 March 2018 - 30 June 2023

    The overall objective of the project is to improve opportunities for regulated labour mobility and decent work within the IGAD countries through the development of models of intervention, in the broader context of the regional integration.

  5. Employment and Reintegration in Nigeria

    1 December 2021 - 30 April 2023

    The Employment and Reintegration in Nigeria Project aims to strengthen the capacity of relevant stakeholders in Nigeria to provide advisory and support services to returnees and the local population in the areas of employment promotion, income generation and return and reintegration, and advance the generation of data and statistics.

  6. Sustainable supply chains to build forward better – Textiles and clothing manufacturing in Madagascar

    1 January 2021 - 31 March 2023

  7. Egypt Youth Employment (EYE): Jobs and Private Sector Development in Rural Egypt (Rawabet)

    1 September 2017 - 31 March 2023

    This project is intended to capitalize on ILO’s expertise and experience in the promotion of decent employment in the rural economy and to build on past rural-focused initiatives implemented in Egypt and other countries.


  1. Trade for Decent Work Project

    1 January 2019 - 31 December 2022

    With funding from the European Union and the Government of Finland, in Mozambique, the project seeks to support improvement of the application of the ILO fundamental Conventions in EU trading partner countries through improved labor relations and working conditions. It is part of the global project “Trade for Decent Work”, that, besides Mozambique, is also being implemented in Bangladesh, Vietnam, Myanmar, Mongolia, Pakistan, Philippines, Cabo Verde, Côte D’Ivoire, Ghana and Madagascar.

  2. Promoting Productive Employment and Decent Work for Women in Egypt, Jordan and the occupied Palestinian territory

    1 January 2019 - 31 December 2022

    The project aims to promote productive employment and decent work for women in Egypt, Jordan, and the occupied Palestinian territory through reducing the barriers to women’s entry to and retention in decent work.

  3. SKILL-UP Tanzania

    1 January 2021 - 31 December 2022