Guy Thijs, Director of the ILO's Evaluation Office

Guy Thijs has over 30 years of experience in the field of international development across all continents (16 years of which stationed in Asia). Major areas of development expertise include evaluation, monitoring and results-based management; project design and implementation; organizational design and workflow analysis. Thematic development expertise includes child labour, forced labour, trafficking and migration.

In 2011, he assumed the post of Director of the Evaluation Office at the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Geneva. In this post, he directs a team of professionals in conducting selected high-level strategy evaluations of the Organization and providing oversight of decentralized project evaluations conducted in the regions. Independence, quality and credibility are at the core of its work. Prior to that, he was Deputy Regional Director for ILO in Asia and the Pacific based in Bangkok (2007 – 2010) and served in various positions including Director of ILO's International Programme on the elimination of child labour, IPEC (1992 - 2006). He started his career with the ILO as Associate Programme Officer in Jakarta (1988-1991). As a graduate from the University of Brussels in Political Science (BA Public Administration and MA International relations, 1985), he served there for a few years as research assistant prior to joining the ILO.