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Partnerships and Field Support


The ILO promotes decent work for all as a global goal by –
  • developing and strengthening partnerships and relations with agencies of the multilateral system, the donor partner community and other external development actors
  • contributing to active ILO involvement in multilateral system coordination and United Nations reform processes at all levels
  • mobilizing extra-budgetary funding for technical cooperation and funds for the Regular Budget Supplementary Account (RBSA), to complement and enhance action undertaken through the regular budget to fulfil the DWA
  • developing ILO technical cooperation policy and coordinating, supporting and overseeing the management of extra-budgetary technical cooperation activities
  • providing full and appropriate information services on the ILO’s technical cooperation programme and its financing, and on external relations.
The Partnerships and Field Support Department (PARDEV) is responsible for resource mobilization and the management and administration of technical cooperation activities and public-private partnerships, as well as providing support to ILO field structures and managing day-to-day relations with other international and regional organizations, UN system-wide coherence issues, South-South and triangular cooperation, and relations with civil society and other external partners such as parliamentarians, NGOs, faith-based organizations and academic institutions.
PARDEV works closely with the ILO Office for the United Nations in New York (ILONY), which is responsible for liaison with the multilateral system in New York.


  1. Post-2015 development goals

    ILO portal on the post-2015 development agenda

    As the debate on the post-Millennium Development Goals agenda gathers pace, the ILO says the most pressing priorities are job creation and social protection.

  1. Development cooperation and transparency

    ILO Development Cooperation Dashboard

    The Dashboard gives financial and documentary data on ILO’s Extra-budgetary Technical Cooperation (XBTC) projects and on Regular Budget Supplementary Account (RBSA) programmes. This online portal provides both financial and documentary information on the general allocation of ILO project funds and project activities since 2005, the earliest project information available when the Integrated Resource Information System (IRIS) was first implemented in the ILO. Data on RBSA programmes is available as from their inception in 2008.

  2. Faith-based organizations

    Convergences: Decent work and social justice in religious traditions – A handbook

    This handbook demonstrates that in different religions and spiritual traditions there is great convergence of values on the subject of work.

  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.
    Visit the related website.

  2. Partnership

    Denmark signs new Partnership Programme with ILO worth $11.2 million

    The Government of Denmark will contribute DKK 50 million (approximately US$ 8.6 million) to the ILO's Regular Budget Supplementary Account (RBSA) and DKK 15 million (US$ 2.6 million) to the Better Work programme – an innovative partnership between the ILO and the International Finance Corporation of the World Bank.

  3. Statistics for 2013

    Update, May 2014

    Provides figures on expenditure, delivery, extrabudgetary funding, by partner, region, Strategic Objective, etc.

  4. Fragile States

    High-Level Panel on Decent Work in Fragile States

    'If you want peace, cultivate social justice' was the topic of discussion at this high-level panel event held in conjunction with an ILO Governing Body discussion on the ILO's development cooperation in fragile States.

    ILO Governing Body paper: ILO technical cooperation in fragile States
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