Management and Reform Portfolio (DDG/MR)

Organizational description | 11 June 2014
The Management and Reform portfolio consists of the Office of the Deputy Director-General (DDG/MR) and the six departments listed opposite, plus the Department of Communications. The Building Renovation Project and the ILO Office in Myanmar report directly to the DDG/MR, as do the Joint Advisory Appeals Board Secretariat and the Mediator.

The Portfolio's main roles and functions are:
  • to review and adapt institutional practices within the Portfolio to support implementation of the ILO Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalization and the Director-General's Reform Agenda;
  • to ensure greater coordination and synergies between its seven departments in relation to policy implementation, decision-making and delivery of services;
  • to promote and support a more strategic approach to Office-wide management and administration issues;
  • to continuously improve the efficiency and quality of support services;
  • to provide more integrated support to the main bodies responsible for management and administration of the Organization, namely, the Governing Body and the International Labour Conference;
  • to promote best practices and knowledge-sharing at management level, as well as a more practical approach to managing change and problem-solving; and
  • to advance accountability and transparency in the operations of the Office.


  1. Financial Management (FINANCE)
  2. Human Resources Development (HRD)
  3. Official Meetings, Documentation and Relations (RELMEETINGS)
  4. Internal Services and Administration (INTSERV)
  5. Information and Technology Management (INFOTEC)
  6. Strategic Programming and Management (PROGRAM)
  7. Department of Communication and Public Information (DCOMM)