Development aid

Since the early 1950’s, the ILO has been providing technical cooperation to countries on all continents and at all stages of economic development. Technical cooperation projects are implemented through close cooperation between recipient countries, donors, and the ILO, which maintains a network of area and regional offices worldwide.

The overall purpose of ILO technical cooperation is the implementation of the Decent Work agenda at a national level, assisting constituents to make this concept a reality for all men and women.

An extensive network of offices throughout Africa, Asia, Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe and the Middle East provides technical guidance on policy issues, and assistance in design and implementation of development programmes.


  1. Publication

    ILO Development Cooperation Manual

    11 February 2016

  2. Publication

    The ILO Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis (Update: February 2016)

    03 February 2016

  3. Document

    Global Flagship Programmes

    24 December 2015