In LDCs, the ILO’s support focuses on comprehensive employment policies, investment in rural infrastructure and the urban informal economy, gradually facilitating transition to formality. While recognizing that poverty continues to be a persistent problem in many middle-income countries, where part of donor-earmarked programmes of the ILO is also implemented, the Office has substantially increased its development spending in LDCs in the recent years. Since 2011, the share of the ILO’s country-level funding spent on LDCs has increased from 30.6% to 44.6%, representing US$70.6 million in 2014.
ILO expenditures in the Least Developed Countries (in US$ thousands)
LDC country data and ILO results
Central African Republic
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the
Lao People's Democratic Republic
Sao Tome and Principe
Tanzania, United Republic of