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. Employment and Decent Work in fragile situations: Pathways for peace and resilience

    Strengthening National Leadership through the Embedded Approach in Timor-Leste

    19 September 2016

  2. South-South and triangular cooperation

    South-South and Triangular Cooperation Academy 2016 opens in Turin

    11 July 2016

  3. Governance and Tripartism working paper series

    Technical Report: ILO workshop on labour administration reforms and innovations: efficiency and outreach

    01 July 2016


  1. Academy on the Green Economy

    3 - 14 October 2016