Regular Budget Supplementary Account

The ILO’s funding base consists of assessed and voluntary contributions. Voluntary contributions include the Regular Budget Supplementary Account (RBSA), which allows development partners to provide un-earmarked core funding to the ILO, increasing the Office’s capacity to deliver and achieve results at country level.

The ILO allocates RBSA funds flexibly when and where they are most needed. RBSA resources are allocated to ODA-eligible countries only, and are aligned with the results-based framework of the ILO.

In 2016-17 eight governments supported the RBSA with a total amount of US$ 29.3 million. For 2018-19, the target is US$ 36.4 million.

Contributions to ILO's core voluntary funding (RBSA)1

1 - All figures in USD (‘000); all figures as at 1 January 2020


  1. Fact-sheet

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

    20 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.


  1. News

    Field Visit to Senegal for ILO’s development partners

    07 June 2018

    On 17 – 20 April 2018 ILO's development partners were invited to a field visit to Dakar to experience how the Decent Work Agenda is being promoted and implemented in Senegal


  1. Publication

    ILO Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis in Jordan - Regular Budget Supplementary Account (RBSA)

    21 January 2017

    As part of the wider UN response to the Syrian refugee crisis, the ILO has adopted a development-focused and employment-driven strategy to support host communities and refugees in order to maintain and reinforce the social and economic stability of the affected neighbouring countries. Over recent years, the ILO has used a significant tranche of its RBSA funding to launch activities targeting both Syrian refugees and host communities in Jordan.


  1. RBSA meeting, November 2016

    Overview of Evaluation of RBSA in the ILO

    01 November 2016

    Overview and main outcomes of the evaluations of the Regular Budget Supplementary Account (RBSA) from 2010 to 2016

  2. RBSA meeting, November 2016

    RBSA review recommendations table

    01 November 2016

    RBSA Review Recommendations (September 2014) and ILO responses (December 2014 interim response and October 2016 update)