Independent evaluation of the ILO’s decent work country programmes, strategies and actions in the Caribbean (2010-15)

The ILO is conducting an evaluation of the ILO’s decent work country programmes, strategies and actions in the Caribbean. The evaluation will be managed by the Evaluation Office in close coordination with the ILO DWT/CO-Port of Spain and the Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (RO-Lima) DWT/CO- Port of Spain.

Background and justification

Every year the ILO’s Evaluation Office (EVAL) holds annual consultations with senior management, the Evaluation Advisory Committee (EAC) and constituents to select topics for future high level evaluations.  The selected topics are presented to the Governing Body (GB) for approval. As part of this process, the constituents requested an independent evaluation of the ILO’s Decent Work Country Programmes (DWCP), strategies and action in the Caribbean sub region to be undertaken in 2015. The results of this evaluation will be discussed at the 325th session of the Governing Body in November 2015.

Objective

The objective of the evaluation is to assess whether the ILO’s DWCP are effectively serving as instruments to achieve the Decent Work Agenda in the Caribbean member States with formalized DWCPs as well as in the Caribbean states designated as SIDS member states and extract lessons that would lead to: (i) improved country programme planning and implementation; (ii) improving its organizational effectiveness, (iii) results accountability, (iv) strengthening synergies among the ILO’s technical advice and technical cooperation activities; (v) the application of lessons in future programmes and projects, and (vi) identifying approaches to better support the achievement of the areas of critical importance identified as priority by the national tripartite constituents of these countries.

Scope of the Evaluation

The evaluation will cover the last two and a half biennia (2010-11, 2012-13 and 2014). The focus and preliminary scope of the High-level Independent Evaluation of the ILO’s DWCP, Strategies and Activities in the Caribbean subregion will cover three biennia (2010-11;  2012-2013; and 2014-15).

The evaluation will assess existing DWCPs for the countries of Bahamas, Belize, Guyana, and the countries of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). The evaluation will also assess decent work country strategies and activities in countries which may not have had DWCPs during the period under review (i.e. Jamaica; Suriname; Barbados; and Trinidad and Tobago).

Evaluation Manager

The evaluation will be managed by the ILO Independent Evaluation Office (EVAL ) in close coordination with the ILO DWT/O-Port of Spain and the ILO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (RO-Lima). A Senior Evaluation Officer will manage and lead the evaluation team consisting of an external evaluator and research assistants. The Director of EVAL will provide guidance and inputs throughout the process.