- partnering and forging relations with the donor community, the multilateral system and other development actors
- contributing to the ILO’s involvement in the multilateral system's coordination and reform processes, at all levels
- mobilizing extra-budgetary funding for development cooperation and funds for the Regular Budget Supplementary Account (RBSA), to complement and enhance actions undertaken through the regular budget
- putting in place the ILO’s development cooperation policy and coordinating, supporting and overseeing the management of extra-budgetary activities
- providing information on the ILO’s development cooperation programme and its financing
In their own words: How the ILO has helped
In Jordan, migrant workers who were previously not eligible to be members of a trade union are now all represented in an industry-wide collective agreement. The ILO-IFC Better Work programme helped make this change.
The ILO has supported the Department of Labour and Employment (DOLE) of the Philippines in creating temporary jobs through “emergency employment programmes” aiming to help improve living and working conditions for the victims of typhoon Haiyan.
Skills in Bangladesh are changing. Bangladesh needs skilled workers, so the ILO is making technical and vocational education easier to access for all, to be of better quality and directly linked to jobs. After the trainees graduated, this programme was integrated into the mainstream training offers that now turn young men and women across Bangladesh into motorcycle service mechanics.
The Youth to Youth Fund (Y2YF) component of the Youth Entrepreneurship Facility (YEF) gives young women and man a chance to design and implement innovative solutions to employment challenges. The Y2YF is implemented by the ILO and a partner organization in Kenya, the Ustadi Foundation. It has so far given support to 39 organizations and has had 2,058 beneficiaries.