Resource Partners and Funding

In 2014, the ILO received new voluntary contributions of USD 269 million in new voluntary contributions, of which USD 32 million were fully unearmarked core resources. In past years voluntary funding has made up on average 43% of overall ILO resources.

For 2015 the outlook is positive, with multi-annual partnerships with core multi-bilateral partners (donor countries) expected to be renewed. Funding from the European Commission and the World Bank is growing and there is increased diversification of the portfolio through private sector funding, emerging partner countries, and South-South cooperation. At country-level, the ILO's Decent Work Country Programmes (DWCPs) provide a strong basis for engagement with wider United Nations frameworks and funding.

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. ILO will undergo an assessment by the Multilateral Organisation Performance Assessment Network (MOPAN) in 2015-16, which will provide an external assessment of ILO's performance, development effectiveness and value for money.

Factsheets: ILO Cooperation with Development Partners

Australia ILO Cooperation (Overview of progress towards Decent Work), June 201
Belgium ILO Cooperation, April 2015
Canada ILO Cooperation, January 2015
Czech Republic Cooperation Results Overview, December 2012
Denmark ILO Cooperation: May 2015
European Union ILO Cooperation: March 2015
Finland ILO Cooperation, October 2014
Flanders ILO Cooperation (Overview of results), April 2015
France OIT Partnerariat, août 2015
Germany ILO Cooperation, March 2015
Ireland ILO Cooperation, May 2015

Irish Aid ILO Partnership Programme, Phase II (2014-15) - Progress Report, May 2015
Italy ILO Cooperation Overview, April 2011
Japan ILO Cooperation, March 2015
Kuwait ILO Cooperation, May 2015
Republic of Korea ILO Cooperation, April 2015
Luxembourg ILO Cooperation, May 2014
Netherlands ILO Cooperation, December 2014
Norway ILO Cooperation, May 2015

Norway ILO Programme Cooperation Agreement, Phase II (2012-15), Progress Report, May 2015
Spain / España: 25 años de actividades OIT con el apoyo de la cooperación española:
Promoviendo el trabajo decente y la justicia social (in Spanish), February 2014
Sweden ILO Cooperation, May 2015

Sweden ILO Partnership Programme, Phase I (2014-17): Progress Report, May 2015
Switzerland ILO Cooperation, February 2015
  United Kingdom ILO Cooperation, February 2015
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.