Eliminating Child Labor in Cocoa (ECLIC)

ECLIC enabled 50 cocoa-growing communities in Côte d’Ivoire to devise and implement plans to fight against child labour. The project was supported by the United States Department of Labor.

Project summary

ECLIC ran from 2015 to 2019 and directly supported 9,509 children in 50 cocoa-growing communities in Côte d’Ivoire. The project used a combination of child labour prevention and remediation activities to support farming households. These activities included awareness raising, training in alternative income generating activities, literacy and numeracy classes for adults, and the provision of quality education for children. Over the project’s course child labour within supported households decreased by 37%.

Key results

  • Substantial decrease in hazardous child labour among households receiving livelihood support
  • Increased awareness of child labour and the importance of education
  • Increased community empowerment
  • Improved educational resources and access to quality education

Project documents


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