Investing in skills and green jobs for African youth

In Egypt public employment services have improved their ability to provide career education, counselling and employment for youth, and the entrepreneurial capacities of young women and men have been developed.

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Creating jobs through employment-intensive investments

In more than 20 countries in the region, and with more than 30 years of experience, the ILO has created significant employment opportunities through infrastructure development, and has facilitated the adoption of innovative approaches in countries such as Cameroon, Madagascar and South Africa.

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Boosting employment in the rural economy

The ILO promotes community-based skills development in rural areas to promote inclusive growth.

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Achieving women’s economic empowerment and gender equality: Increased access to financial services

With ILO training and financial support, microinsurance has been provided for 10,000 cooperative members, mainly women, in Ethiopia.

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Extending social protection for all

Social protection floors are based on the idea that everyone should enjoy at least basic income security sufficient to live, guaranteed through transfers in cash or in kind, such as pensions for the elderly and persons with disabilities, child benefits, income support benefits and/or employment guarantees and services for the unemployed and working poor.

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Eradicating child labour

The ILO has gained prominence in fighting child labour in 43 African countries, of which 29 have developed national child action plans against child labour.

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Defending labour rights through better labour relations

ILO Member States frequently seek assistance in designing, drafting and revising labour laws and related policies, requesting technical analysis, research and training services to build both knowledge and the capacity to contribute to policy development.

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