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. As a priority, RBSA resources are allocated to ODA-eligible countries, and are aligned with the results-based framework of the ILO.
In 2018-19 eight governments supported the RBSA with a total amount of US$ 27.3 million.
Contributions to ILO's core voluntary funding (RBSA)1
27 April 2020
This note offers a consolidated overview of the most recent information on RBSA from a range of ILO sources. It does not constitute a formal report but is meant to provide RBSA partners with a ‘one-stop-shop’ for information on their contributions and the results achieved with RBSA support.
22 April 2020
ILO commissioned this review of its RBSA funding modality to assess its efficiency and impact as well as how it can be expanded. Organised into three parts, the review examines a) the performance of RBSA interventions, based on ILO evaluation report findings, b) the programming guidance and procedures applied to the RBSA, and c) the RBSA strategy, both based on staff interviews and documentary evidence.
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.
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
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.