Independent Evaluation of the ILO's Country Programme for Zambia: 2001-2007

This report highlights the main findings, conclusions and recommendations based on an independent evaluation of ILO’s support for Zambia from 2001 to 2007. It includes an assessment of approaches taken, progress being made against country-level strategies and outcomes, and lessons learned to inform future strategy development of the Zambia Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP): 2007-2010. The evaluation also focuses on ILO’s positioning vis-à-vis constituents, UN partner agencies and the broader national development context, and includes recommendations to strengthen the ILO’s contribution to Zambia.

The Zambia evaluation concludes that the ILO has designed a comprehensive operational framework through the Zambia DWCP, which brings together an effective combination of its comparative technical advantage and related country priorities. The evaluation further concludes that the ILO has been innovating to adjust to a dynamic change process in the overall joint assistance strategies between the government, the UN system and other development assistance agencies. The ILO programme in Zambia has been responding e to the opportunities offered by the new aid environment in creating partnerships for policy development, capacity building and joint implementation or funding of new programmes.