Development cooperation builds bridges between the ILO’s standard-setting role and women and men everywhere. It is essential to give people decent work opportunities and an important means of assisting our constituents – workers, employers and governments – in making the Decent Work Agenda a reality. Simply put, development cooperation supports the technical, organizational and institutional capacities of ILO constituents for them to put in place meaningful and coherent social policy and ensure sustainable development.
Programmes and projects can be funded by the ILO's regular budget or by virtue of voluntary contributions from development partners. Voluntary contributions complement the ILO’s own resources and, in the period 2008-2014, made up 42 per cent of overall ILO funds. Voluntary contributions are allocated to ILO country and global outcomes and are usually managed through extra-budgetary projects.
Annual report 2014This statistical summary provides details of the following:
- ILO Extra-budgetary Technical Cooperation by Strategic Outcomes, 2013-2014
- ILO Extra-budgetary Technical Cooperation by Region, 2012-2014
- ILO Extra-budgetary Technical Cooperation by Region, Subregion and Country, 2012-2014
Highlights of the ILO's work
Over the past decade, and with ILO assistance, more than 60 countries implementing almost 200 laws have adapted their legal frameworks to conform to the ILO’s child labour Conventions. Since 2004, in its regular review of the application of Conventions No. 138 and No. 182, the ILO’s Committee of Experts has seen a seven-fold increase in the number of comments noting progress.
The ILO works with countries to extend social protection in two ways: by pushing for the rapid implementation of national social protection floors of basic social security guarantees that ensure universal access to essential health care and income security while also improving existing social protection schemes to provide higher levels of benefits, progressively, to as many people as possible.
Employment-intensive investments link infrastructure development with employment creation, poverty reduction and local economic and social development.
Better Work – an ILO/IFC programme set up in 2009 – has improved conditions in factories employing more than 3 million workers by engaging with more than 60 global garment brands and 1,500 factories