Programme and budget

The Programme and Budget of the Organization which sets out the strategic objectives and expected outcomes for the Organization’s work is approved every two years by the International Labour Conference.

The Programme and Budget for 2016-17 details the strategic orientation and the results framework set out in the transitional Strategic Plan 2016-17. Centred on the essential priorities of the Decent Work Agenda, it specifies the strategies the ILO will implement to achieve results over the biennium, alongside the capacities and the resources required to deliver those results. The ILO’s biennial programme of work is delivered in member States mainly through Decent Work Country Programmes (DWCP), aligned with national development plans and UN programming frameworks.

The results and achievements of the ILO are financed through three main funding sources:
  • the Regular Budget, funded from assessed contributions by member States, based on the scale of assessments of the United Nations;
  • the Regular Budget Supplementary Account, funded by voluntary core contributions from key resource partners that provide fully unearmarked resources; and
  • Extra-Budgetary Technical Cooperation resources, funded by voluntary non-core contributions from over 100 different resource partners, including public and private organizations, IFIs and UN entities, in support of specific projects.
The close integration of the different budgetary resources available to the ILO to deliver an integrated results framework is central to its strategy to deliver successfully on priorities in countries, regionally and globally through outcome-based workplans.
  1. Planning document

    Strategic Policy framework

    The Strategic Policy Framework (SPF) is the ILO's medium-term planning document. It is the expression of the strategic orientation of the Organization, what it aims to achieve and how.

  1. Planning document

    Programme and Budget

    The programme and budget is linked to the Strategic Policy Framework and the priorities identified by constituents through Decent Work Country Programmes and decent work decades or agendas, decisions of the Governing Body and the International Labour Conference, and various other tripartite forums such as regional meetings and meetings of experts.

  1. Reporting document

    Programme Implementation Report

    This report provides an overview of ILO's performance and programme implementation for a biennium. It provides detailed reporting and analysis under each strategic objective, focussing on the results achieved.

  1. Policy

    Management and Evaluation

    The ILO has introduced results-based management that directs organizational processes, resources, products and services towards the achievement of measurable outcomes. Furthermore, it has reinforced its commitment to transparency, effectiveness and organizational learning by establishing a substantial, effective and independent evaluation function in the ILO.