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ILAB in the Sub-Saharan Africa

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Adwuma Pa

The Adwuma Pa project works to reduce the risk of child and forced labor, and other exploitative labor practices by improving the economic participation and empowerment of women and girls within cocoa-producing communities in Ghana.

$5,000,000 Ghana Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere (CARE) 11/16/2018 11/15/2022

Combatting Child Labor in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Cobalt Industry

The Cobalt project works to address child labor in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) cobalt supply chain, with a focus on artisanal and small-scale mining. It supports key stakeholders to develop and implement strategies to reduce child labor and improve working conditions in artisanal and small-scale mines as well as in the broader cobalt supply chain.

$2,500,000 Congo, Democratic Republic of the (DRC) International Labor Organization (ILO) 10/01/2018 11/14/2021

Combating Forced Labor and Labor Trafficking of Adults and Children in Ghana

This project will build the capacity of the government and businesses to expand and better coordinate ongoing labor trafficking enforcement efforts in Ghana. By putting the right tools in the hands of labor inspectors, business owners, organizations providing social services and workers, the project will help promote supply chains free of exploitative labor and a fair playing field for workers in the United States around the world.

$2,000,000 Ghana Verité 12/01/2017 05/30/2021

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, Bolivia, Brazil, Burma, Chile, Colombia, Congo, Democratic Republic of the (DRC), 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

Supporting Sustainable and Child Labor Free Vanilla-Growing Communities in SAVA (SAVABE)

The SAVABE project will aim to reduce child labor in the production of vanilla in the Sava region of Madagascar. The project will assist the vanilla industry to eliminate child labor in Madagascar’s vanilla supply chain and will build the capacity of Madagascar’s law enforcement to enforce child labor laws.

$4,000,000 Madagascar International Labor Organization (ILO) 11/01/2016 07/31/2020

EMPOWER: Increasing Economic and Social Empowerment for Adolescent Girls and Vulnerable Women in Zambia

The EMPOWER project will reduce child labor in Zambia’s eastern province by increasing adolescent girls and vulnerable women’s access to acceptable work and high-quality training opportunities. In addition, the project will increase public awareness on the importance of addressing child labor and strengthen efforts amongst government and the private sector towards gender equality through the promotion of acceptable work for adolescent girls and vulnerable women.

$5,000,000 Zambia Winrock International 11/01/2016 10/31/2020

Better Utilization of Skills for Youth (BUSY) through Quality Apprenticeships

The Better Utilization of Skills for Youth (BUSY) project will help build the capacity of government, employers, workers’ organizations, and civil society actors to establish and expand workplace-based training programs for vulnerable youth, including by identifying gaps in relevant laws and policies.

$3,000,000 Kenya International Labor Organization (ILO) 09/30/2016 09/30/2020

Improving Labor Law Compliance in the Kingdom of Lesotho

$500,000 Lesotho International Labor Organization (ILO) 12/31/2015 12/31/2017

CARING Gold Mining Project

$5,000,000 Ghana, Global, Philippines International Labor Organization (ILO) 12/11/2015 10/10/2019

Assessing Progress in Reducing Child Labor in Cocoa-Growing Areas of Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana

The overall objective of this project is to identify the various interventions carried out since the signing of the Declaration in 2010, assess their relative effectiveness, and measure progress towards the achievement of the various goals and targets outlined in the Declaration and Framework, including the goal of a 70 percent reduction in aggregate of the worst forms of child labor in the cocoa sectors of Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana by 2020.

$2,999,595 Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago (NORC) 12/01/2015 11/30/2019