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.

$22,400,000 Argentina, Brazil, Burma, Chile, Colombia, Congo, Democratic Republic of the (DRC), Fiji, India, Jordan, Kosovo, Mauritania, Mexico, Montenegro, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Panama, Philippines, Serbia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Timor-Leste International Labor Organization (ILO) 12/09/2016 09/30/2022


The Together against Child Labor in Tunisia project will strengthen Tunisia’s ability to implement their Child Labor National Action Plan (NAP), 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.

$3,000,000 Tunisia International Labor Organization (ILO) 09/01/2016 08/31/2021

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 (MSI) 12/31/2013 03/31/2018

Country Level Engagement and Assistance to Reduce Child Labor (CLEAR)

$7,950,000 Afghanistan, Armenia, Bangladesh, Côte d'Ivoire, Lebanon, Paraguay, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Uganda International Labor Organization's International Program on the Elimination of Child Labor (ILO-IPEC) 11/30/2013 01/31/2019

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

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

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's International Program on the Elimination of Child Labor (ILO-IPEC) 12/31/2010 08/31/2016

Promising Futures: Reducing Child Labor in Jordan Through Education and Sustainable Livelihoods

Reduce the number of children who work and at risk of becoming engaged in exploitive child labor in Jordan and enhance family livelihood opportunities to address its root causes

$3,998,881 Jordan Save the Children Federation 12/30/2010 12/30/2014

Combating Exploitive Labor through Education (CECLE) in Jordan

$4,000,000 Jordan Cooperative Housing Foundation (CHF) International 09/29/2008 09/29/2012