ILAB in the Middle East & North Africa

Middle East & North Africa


Title Amount Location Grantee Start Sort ascending End

Measurement, Awareness-Raising, and Policy Engagement (MAP 16) Project on Child Labor and Forced Labor

The United States supports the goal of bringing meaningful change to the lives of the 152 million child laborers and the 25 million adults and children in forced labor around the world by eradicating child labor, forced labor and human trafficking.

$23,945,000 Argentina, Brazil, Burma, Chile, Colombia, Congo, Democratic Republic of the (DRC), Costa Rica, Fiji, Global, Guatemala, India, Jamaica, Jordan, Kosovo, Mauritania, Mexico, Montenegro, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Serbia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Timor-Leste International Labor Organization (ILO) 12/09/2016 12/31/2023

Together Against Child Labor in Tunisia (PROTECTE)

The PROTECTE project is working to strengthen Tunisia’s ability to implement their Child Labor National Action Plan, a multi-stakeholder effort involving government, business, and civil society. The project will turn policy and promises into action by facilitating a comprehensive approach to safeguarding every child’s right to attend school and avoid exploitative labor.

$4,000,000 Tunisia International Labor Organization (ILO) 09/01/2016 08/31/2023

Better Work - Jordan

Better Work Jordan strives to accelerate improvements in the working conditions and business competitiveness of Jordan’s garment industry as well as the exporting industrial sector at large. The project strategy is two-tiered: the factory level and the institutional and policy level.

$12,753,574 Jordan International Labor Organization (ILO) 09/01/2014 12/31/2025

Project Pathways: Reducing Child Labor Through Viable Paths in Education and Decent Work (Promise Pathways)

To support efforts to reduce child labor and assist youth of legal working age to secure decent work and provide household members (age 18 and older) with opportunities for improved livelihoods in rural and peri-urban areas of Morocco.

$4,998,430 Morocco Creative Associates International 12/31/2013 05/31/2017

Wad3éyati (My Situation: Promoting Gender Equality in the Workplace)

$1,247,980 Morocco Management Systems International, Inc. (MSI) 12/31/2013 03/31/2018

Global Research on Child Labor Measurement and Policy Development (MAP 13)

$7,000,000 Armenia, Azerbaijan, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Georgia, Global, Jamaica, Malawi, Paraguay, Peru, Serbia, Tanzania, Tunisia International Labor Organization (ILO) 11/13/2013 11/14/2018

Global Action Program (GAP) on Child Labor Issues

$15,900,000 Azerbaijan, Belize, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic of the (DRC), Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Global, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Philippines, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan, Timor-Leste, Togo, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, Vietnam, Zambia International Labor Organization (ILO) 10/31/2011 11/30/2017

Promoting Worker Rights and Competitiveness in Export Industries

This project will provide assistance to export industries to boost competitiveness and productivity by building better systems for factory-level human resource management (HRM), improving compliance with international labor standards and strengthening worker-management dialogue. In the initial stages, the project will focus on the textile and RMG industries, with a view to expanding into the food processing sector (subject to further information and scoping).

$10,000,000 Egypt International Labor Organization (ILO) 10/01/2011 09/30/2015

Moving Towards a Child Labor-Free Jordan

Equip the government and other stakeholders with tools needed to eliminate all worst forms of child labor in Jordan.

$4,040,000 Jordan International Labor Organization (ILO) 12/31/2010 08/31/2016

Combating Worst Forms of Child Labor Through Education and Livelihood Interventions in Egypt

Project Objectives: To combat child labor, with special attention to the worst forms of child labor in agriculture, through improved child labor policy and legislation, and the promotion of educational opportunities for children and sustainable livelihoods for vulnerable households

$9,500,000 Egypt United Nations World Food Program (WFP) 12/31/2010 12/31/2014