In 2018 the ILO received US$ 321.54 million in voluntary funding from development partners. On average, voluntary funding accounts for approximately 45% of overall ILO's resources.
Where possible, partners are encouraged to provide flexible, un-earmarked and predictable funding. At the same time, the ILO has strengthened its capacity to manage for development results and to deliver value for money. Monitoring and evaluation inform the programming process and enhance country and constituent ownership.
07 December 2018
The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and the ILO signed a Cooperation Agreement to start a new project to improve working conditions and productivity for women and men workers and enhance the sustainability of the garment industry in Asia.
05 November 2018
Key ILO development partner signs innovative partnership with the ILO to respond to forced displacement.
23 October 2018
Donor renews partnership with the ILO with a particular focus on the Sahel region
05 June 2018
The ILO and the Singapore Ministry of Manpower renew their Partnership Agreement to promote decent work in Southeast Asia
23 April 2018
The project focuses on empowering women and ending violence at work, promoting freedom of association and collective bargaining, as well as improving access to water and sanitation.
Jobs, peace and resilience
23 March 2018
New project will support jobs for youth through infrastructure works with local resources, skills training and entrepreneurship promotion, with a strong focus on returnees and women.
15 March 2018
The Republic of Korea and the ILO have signed a US$ 3 million agreement to jointly promote employment, skills, social protection and occupational safety and health in Asia and Africa.
Peacebuilding and employment
04 February 2018
The two entities will cooperate in the implementation of a project that promotes employment creation for peace and development in conflict situations
UN Joint Programme
05 September 2017
The Royal Government of Cambodia and five UN agencies and programmes (ILO, UNDP, UNESCO, UNICEF and UNV), with the support of the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation, launched a new joint programme to promote youth employment and reduce inequalities in the country.
13 July 2017
Switzerland’s State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) announced that it will continue to support Better Work, a flagship programme of the International Labour Organization jointly managed by the International Finance Corporation