RBSA

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


1 - All figures in US$ (‘000); all figures as at 31 December 2020
 

2014

  1. Document

    Regular Budget Supplementary Account (RBSA): Review, September 2014

    30 September 2014

    As part of a larger review of its funding options, the ILO was interested in learning how RBSA had performed. This study was commissioned by the ILO to explore the value and functioning of the RBSA, with a focus on two key questions from both an ILO and donor perspective: are unearmarked contributions effective as a funding modality; and what are the advantages and disadvantages in using this funding modality as compared to others available to the ILO? The review seeks to assess the potential of unearmarked voluntary funding for the ILO and its partners and, as necessary, how to adjust and further develop the RBSA modality.

2013

  1. Document

    ILO’s Regular Budget Supplementary Account: Update and success stories, October 2013

    22 October 2013

    This document describes recent developments in this innovative funding modality, its allocation and management, monitoring and evaluation, and results to date, with selected examples of its use in the regions.

2012

  1. Document

    ILO’s Regular Budget Supplementary Account: Update and success stories, November 2012

    07 November 2012

    This document describes this innovative funding modality, its allocation and management, monitoring and evaluation, and results to date, with selected examples of its use in the regions.