In 2016 the ILO received voluntary funding from donors of US$ 242.96 million. In past years voluntary funding has accounted on average for 43% of overall ILO resources.
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.
Trends in ILO extra-budgetary technical cooperation, 2006-15In 2016 voluntary contributions to the ILO amounted to US$ 242.96 million. This report demonstrates trends in voluntary funding.
Multibilateral development partners and the European Commission, 2011-15
UN Joint Programme
05 September 2017
The Royal Government of Cambodia and five UN agencies and programmes (ILO, UNDP, UNESCO, UNICEF and UNV), with the support of the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation, launched a new joint programme to promote youth employment and reduce inequalities in the country.
13 July 2017
Switzerland’s State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) announced that it will continue to support Better Work, a flagship programme of the International Labour Organization jointly managed by the International Finance Corporation
13 May 2017
During his second official visit to Japan, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder signed a Memorandum of Cooperation with the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare and consolidated the collaboration with the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Kuwait promotes decent work for Palestinians with $0.5 million in continued annual support for ILO activities
31 May 2017
A new grant from Kuwait to the ILO is dedicated to promoting decent work and social justice in the occupied Palestinian territory and the Arab States.
09 May 2017
Representatives from the European Union (EU), the ILO and the Timor-Leste Government signed an agreement of € 12.2 million for a rural development project to be developed by 2021 in six municipalities in the country.
01 February 2017
On 18 and 19 January, the ILO and the European Commission (EC) held their 13th annual high-level meeting in Geneva.
25 November 2016
The new agreement aims to support the realization of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
22 November 2016
A partnership agreement was signed on 22 November to extend Norway’s support to the conflict-affected communities in the Northern districts of Sri Lanka. The project will address the immediate needs of decent work and livelihood opportunities.
21 November 2016
Programme of Cooperation to focus on improving employment opportunities, labour productivity, working conditions, the social security system and strengthening labour standards over the next four years.
ILO - World Bank partnership
21 November 2016
ILO and World Bank commit to agreement to improve collaboration on efforts to achieve sustainable development.