In 2018 the ILO received more than US$ 320 million in voluntary funding from development partners. On average, voluntary funding accounts for approximately 45 per cent of the ILO's total resources.
Where possible, partners are encouraged to provide flexible, un-earmarked and predictable core funding through the Regular Budget Supplementary Account (RBSA). The ILO has also 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. Detailed information about ILO's entire development cooperation portfolio is available in the Development Cooperation Dashboard.
With the support of the United States Department of Labor, ILO provides vocational training to former bonded labourers through the Bridge Project.
The International Labour Organization will work to strengthen socio-economic growth and decent work for refugees and host communities with the support of the Government of the Netherlands as part of the PROSPECTS partnership.
ILO has signed a new, US$ 94 million agreement with the Government of the Netherlands as part of a wider inter-regional partnership that aims at improving prospects for host communities and forcibly displaced people to have access to employment and livelihood opportunities, known as the PROSPECTS Programme.
South-South and Triangular Cooperation (SSTC)
Representatives of 25 countries in the Americas convened at ILO regional headquarters in Lima, Peru to discuss joint plans for combatting child labour with the support of the Brazilian and Spanish Cooperation Agencies as well as the the ILO's Department of Partnerships and Field Support from the 22-25th of October. Click for the full article in Spanish.
The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Japanese apparel retail holding company Fast Retailing have signed a US$1.8 million partnership agreement supporting an ILO led programme to promote employment and social protection in Indonesia.
10 July 2019
The African Development Bank is working with the ILO to support the development of fishing and aquaculture value chains in Equatorial Guinea through a five-year, multi-million dollar project set to launch in January 2020. Click for the full article in French.
5 July 2019
A new, US$ 0.5 million contribution from Kuwait to the ILO will promote decent work and social justice in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, bringing the total of Kuwait’s annual contributions to ILO efforts in the Arab States region to US$ 5.5 million since 2009.
11 April 2019
The project aims at promoting economic self-sufficiency of refugees and peaceful coexistence with host communities through the development of employability schemes and decent jobs in infrastructure construction works.
Syrian refugee crisis
14 March 2019
The ILO and Germany’s Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development have signed a comprehensive memorandum of understanding which seeks to support job creation in response to the refugee crisis and forced displacement in Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey.
Peace and development
04 March 2019
The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Government of Japan have signed a new partnership to provide jobs and promote peace through improved water supply and sanitation services in post-conflict areas in the Philippines.
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