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 2022-23, nine governments supported the RBSA with contributions totaling US$ 31.6 million (as at 31 December 2023).

Contributions to ILO's core voluntary funding (RBSA)

All figures in US$ (‘000); all figures as at 31 December 2023


  1. Fact-sheet

    Core Voluntary Funding (RBSA) for ILO development cooperation (Update, June 2023)

    14 June 2023

    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 2018-2023, and provides details on contributions for 2016-22.


  1. Document

    Update on the Regular Budget Supplementary Account (RBSA), May 2022

    06 May 2022

    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.


  1. Document

    Regular Budget Supplementary Account (RBSA): Review, March 2020

    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.


  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.