Programme and budget
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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 2010-11 carries forward the strategic orientation and the results framework set out in the Strategic Policy Framework 2010-15. 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).

The results and achievements of the ILO are financed through three main funding sources:
  1. the Regular Budget;
  2. the Regular Budget Supplementary Account;
  3. and Extra-Budgetary resources for Technical Cooperation.
The close integration of different budgetary resources available to the ILO is central to its strategy to deliver successfully on priorities in countries, regionally and globally through outcome-based workplans.


Strategic Policy framework

  1. Planning document

    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.

Programmes and Budgets

  1. Planning document

    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.

Programme Implementation Report

  1. Reporting document

    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.

Management and Evaluation

  1. Policy

    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.

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