ILAB in the Sub-Saharan Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa


Title Amount Location Grantee Start Sort ascending End

Action against Child Labor in Agriculture in West Africa

$4,000,000 Nigeria International Labour Organization 12/15/2022 12/14/2026

Elevating Women’s Participation in the Workplace in West Africa

The Elevating Women’s Participation in the Workplace in West Africa project seeks to address discrimination and gender-based violence and harassment in the world of work in the mining, palm oil, and rubber sectors in Liberia, and in the oil sector in Nigeria.  

$5,000,000 Liberia, Nigeria Solidarity Center 12/15/2022 12/14/2026

Madagascar Shines: Reducing Child Labor in Mica-Producing Communities of Madagascar

The Madagascar Shines project aims to reduce child labor in mica-producing communities in the Anôsy region of Madagascar through community engagement, coordination, and capacity building.

$4,500,000 Madagascar Pact 02/14/2022 06/09/2025

Support the Promotion of Labor Standards in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

This project seeks to promote greater compliance with labor law and standards for acceptable conditions of work, including occupational safety and health, hours of work, and wages in the DRC’s mining, distribution, and construction/public works sectors.

$3,000,000 Congo, Democratic Republic of the (DRC) International Labour Organization 12/15/2021 04/14/2025

Catalyzing Civil Society to Accelerate Progress Against Child Labor (Catalyst)

The project aims to build the capacity of civil society organizations around the world to advance the fight against child labor by raising the voices of workers, advocates, and other civil society representatives.

$4,000,000 Global, Nepal, Peru, Uganda Global March Against Child Labor 12/15/2021 12/14/2025

Global Accelerator Lab Project: Intensifying Action Against Forced Labor and Child Labor

ILAB’s Global Accelerator Lab project will support broader and more effective action under Alliance 8.7, a global partnership to assist United Nations (UN) member States to end child labor, forced labor, human trafficking and modern slavery by 2030. 

$10,000,000 Ghana, Global, Malaysia, Nigeria, Regional, Somalia International Labor Organization (ILO) 12/01/2021 10/15/2025

Eliminating Child Labor in Mica-Producing Communities and Promoting Responsible Mica Sourcing in Madagascar and Globally (MICA)

The goal of the UNDP’s MICA project is to eliminate child labor in four communes in Madagascar and to promote environmentally- and socially-responsible mica mining by bolstering the resiliency of vulnerable households in mica producing communities, building government capacity, and increasing engagement with stakeholders.

$4,500,000 Madagascar United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) 12/16/2020 09/15/2021

Global Trace Protocol Project

The Global Trace Protocol Project by ELEVATE seeks to increase downstream tracing of goods made by child labor and forced labor. The project is designed to address the barriers in supply chain traceability, and result in the development and sharing of open, accessible and replicable tools that can advance the knowledge base on supply chain tracing and scale the adoption of traceability solutions by various actors in different sectors.

$4,000,000 Congo, Democratic Republic of the (DRC), Global, Pakistan ELEVATE Limited 12/10/2020 12/09/2024

CACAO: Cooperatives Addressing Child Labor Accountability Outcomes

The CACAO project seeks to strengthen capacity, connections, and accountability across child labor enforcement and monitoring within cocoa cooperatives; build the capacity of cocoa cooperatives to provide support to vulnerable households and access to social protection; and pilot a farm to cooperative cocoa traceability system.

$4,000,000 Côte d'Ivoire Save the Children 12/10/2020 06/09/2025

She Thrives: Reducing Child Labor in Ethiopia’s Agricultural Sector using a Gender-Focused Approach

The She Thrives project seeks to build agency of vulnerable women and girls in the Ethiopian agricultural sector, change community social norms and traditions that uphold child labor and gender inequality, and transform laws, policies and institutions to be more gender equitable and support efforts to reduce child labor in Ethiopia.

$5,000,000 Ethiopia Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere (CARE) 12/07/2020 02/06/2025