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-ILO Cooperation: Factsheet, April 2015
Canada-ILO cooperation: Factsheet, January 2015
Czech Republic: Cooperation results overview
Denmark-ILO cooperation: Factsheet, February 2015
European Union-ILO cooperation: Factsheet, March 2015
Finland-ILO Cooperation, Factsheet, October 2014
Flanders: Cooperation results overview
France: Le partenariat France–BIT : Factsheet, April 2015
Germany-ILO Cooperation: Factsheet, March 2015
Ireland -ILO Partnership:  Factsheet, February 2015
Italy: An overview of Italy's voluntary contribution to the ILO
Japan-ILO Cooperation: Factsheet, March 2015
Republic of Korea-ILO Cooperation: Factsheet, April 2015
Luxembourg: Factsheet, Luxembourg-ILO Cooperation, May 2014
Netherlands-ILO Cooperation, Factsheet, December 2014
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-ILO Cooperation: Factsheet, February 2015
  United Kingdom-ILO Cooperation, Factsheet, February 2015
United States: Factsheet, United States-ILO Cooperation, March 2014


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.


  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.