Core Voluntary Funding (RBSA) for ILO development cooperation (Update, November 2019)

This fact sheet describes recent developments in the RBSA funding modality, its allocation and management, monitoring and evaluation, and results to date. It summarizes trends in 2016-19, and provides details on contributions for 2018-2019.

The Regular Budget Supplementary Account (RBSA) has emerged as a key funding modality through which the ILO and its development partners advance the Decent Work Agenda.

The overarching prospect of Decent Work is contingent upon this voluntary, flexible, un-earmarked funding which allows development objectives to be more effectively achieved in a coherent and strategic manner.

RBSA is reserved for support to programmes in countries eligible for Official Development Assistance (ODA) and is a pivotal element of the ILO’s integrated resource framework. The flexibility of this core voluntary funding modality allows the ILO to respond in areas and countries where opportunities for results exist and other resources are not readily available.