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Partners and funding

For the 2012-13 biennium the ILO mobilized US$ 530 million in new voluntary contributions, making up 43% of overall ILO resources.

For 2014-15 the outlook is moderately positive, with multi-annual partnerships with core partners being renewed and increased diversification of the portfolio through private sector funding, emerging partner  countries, and South-South cooperation. Partners support ILO's integrated approach to the new Areas of Critical Importance, engaging with the ILO's value propositions in these areas. At country-level, the results captured in Decent Work Country Programmes (DWCPs) are driven by the ILO's national constituents. These DWCPs are an integral part of wider United Nations development frameworks.

Where possible, partners are encouraged to provide flexible, un-earmarked and predictable funding. In return 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. In 2012-13 the ILO achieved a delivery rate of 80 per cent, the highest ever.

Results and background

Australia: Overview of progress towards decent work (06/13)
Belgium: Factsheet, Belgium-ILO Cooperation, February 2014
Canada: Cooperation results overview
Czech Republic: Cooperation results overview
Denmark: Factsheet, Denmark-ILO Cooperation, April 2014
European Union: The ILO and the EU - Partners for decent work and social justice: Impact of ten years of cooperation
Flanders: Cooperation results overview
France: Le partenariat France–BIT : Ensemble au service du travail décent
Germany and the ILO: An overview of cooperation results
Ireland: Ireland-ILO Partnership:
Outcome-based Partnership Programme, 2012-15 (Updated 05-2014)

Ireland: Factsheet, Ireland-ILO Cooperation, June 2014
Italy: An overview of Italy's voluntary contribution to the ILO
Japan: Cooperation Results Overview
Republic of Korea: Cooperation Results
Luxembourg: Factsheet, Luxembourg-ILO Cooperation, May 2014
The Netherlands and the ILO - Annual Policy Dialogue, March 2013
Norway:  Factsheet, Norway-ILO Cooperation, June 2014

Norway-ILO Partnership Results Report 2012-13:
Outcome-based Partnership Cooperation Agreement, 2012-15 (Updated 05-2014)
Spain / España: 25 años de actividades OIT con el apoyo de la cooperación española:
Promoviendo el trabajo decente y la justicia social (in Spanish), Update, February 2014
Sweden: Factsheet, Sweden-ILO Cooperation, May 2014

Sweden-ILO Partnership Programme: Outcome-based Partnership Programme 2012-13 (Updated May-2014)
Switzerland: Factsheet, Switzerland-ILO Cooperation, February 2014
United States: Factsheet, United States-ILO Cooperation, March 2014

Contributions

The results and achievements of the ILO are financed through the Regular Budget, the Regular Budget Supplementary Account (RBSA) and extra-budgetary technical cooperation contributions.
  • Regular Budget (RB): all Member States by virtue of their membership of the ILO provide contributions to the regular budget based on GNP, as in the United Nations.
  • The Regular Budget Supplementary Account (RBSA) contributes to Decent Work Agenda priorities through strategic funding to the technical cooperation programme. It is based on voluntary contributions.
  • Extra-budgetary technical cooperation funding (XBTC) to the technical cooperation programme supports Member States in achieving the results agreed by its constituents in Decent Work Country Programmes (DWCP) through specific projects, with a determined timeline and pre-defined geographic and thematic focus. This is also based on voluntary funding.

News

  1. Publication

    The ILO at Work: Development Results 2012-2013

    In 2012-2013 the ILO achieved a delivery rate of 80 per cent, the highest ever. This review of ILO development results reflects the changing nature and increased impact of its operations, and the growing recognition of the value of decent work.
    Click here to go to the interactive on-line version in English - Français - Español

  2. Child labour

    Netherlands extends agreement with ILO to combat child labour in agriculture in Turkey

    The project will continue the strategic intervention model and develop a monitoring mechanism for child labour in seasonal agriculture. The model will be scaled up in other sectors.

  1. ILO performance

    Expenditure and Delivery - Annual Report 2013

    This statistical summary provides final figures on ILO technical cooperation in 2013.

  2. Rural youth employment

    Sweden joins ILO initiative in Zambia for rural youth

    ILO-led UN Joint Programme with FAO on decent work and food security will create job opportunities for young entrepreneurs along agricultural value chains and boost food security for rural populations in Zambia.

What's new

  1. Mobilizing Domestic Resources

    Direct Trust Funds

    Member States are increasingly committing their own resources to partner with the ILO. This factsheet shows recent trends.

  1. Transparency

    ILO Development Cooperation Dashboard

    Financial and documentary data on ILO’s Extra-budgetary Technical Cooperation (XBTC) projects and on Regular Budget Supplementary Account (RBSA) programmes.

Partnerships

  1. Republic of Korea and ILO launch dynamic partnership on job creation and apprenticeships for economic growth

    Partnership focuses on capacity in public employment services, skills and jobs in rural areas, improved data collection, and enhanced labour market information systems.

  2. Sweden announces new partnership programme with the ILO

    Programme prioritizes youth employment and workers’ rights, domestic workers and international labour standards.

  3. Germany signs Declaration of Intent

    Addresses labour standards in global supply chains, youth employment, child labour, and indigenous peoples.

  4. Denmark - ILO Cooperation (updated 04/2014)

  5. Netherlands signs new Partnership Programme with ILO at Davos

    Contribution to core resources and to ILO/IFC's Better Work Programme

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