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.
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
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.