This year’s report reflects on the ILO’s effectiveness and the progress made in implementing the ILO’s extended evaluation strategy (2011-17) as measured against its three outcomes (1) Improved use of evaluation by ILO constituents and management for governance; (2) Harmonized Office-wide evaluation practice to support transparency and accountability; (3) Evaluation capability expanded through enhanced knowledge, skills and tools.
This high-level evaluation assesses the performance of the ILO's field operations and structure, given the Decent Work Agenda in particular but also the 2030 Agenda, and ongoing reform in the UN development system in view of the Sustainable Development Goals. The evaluation identifies recommendations for improving the ILO’s field structure and operations and reflects on lessons learned and emerging good practices.
Independent evaluation of the ILO’s strategy and actions for creating and extending social protection floors, 2012–2017
This high-level evaluation covered the ILO’s work on social protection following the adoption of the Social Protection Floors Recommendation, 2012 (No. 202), which had a profound impact on its work. The evaluation focused on the ILO’s strategy and work on promoting social protection, including social protection floors, for the 2012–17 period. The evaluation identifies recommendations for improving the ILO’s social protection-related work and reflects on lessons learned and emerging good practices in an effort to contribute to organizational learning.
Independent evaluation of the ILO's Decent Work Country Programme strategies and actions in the Mekong subregion, 2012-2017
This high-level evaluation assesses the extent to which the ILO's Decent Work Country Programmes, strategies and actions that were delivered in the Mekong subregion achieved their expected results from 2012-2017.
ILO policy guidelines for evaluation: Principles, rationale, planning and managing for evaluations, 3rd edition
The new policy guidelines are intended to provide a complete package of guidance for ILO staff, who are tasked with planning, managing, overseeing and/or following up on evaluation recommendations. This revised edition incorporates updates since the two previous versions (2012 and 2013) by: accommodating changes resulting from organizational reform, streamlining and improving all guidance notes, and providing evaluation related guidance to support the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
New interactive application that visually displays all of the ILO’s planned and completed evaluations, recommendations, lessons learned and good practices via a mapping feature. Access to the evaluation world has never been easier!
ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, highlights the important link between evaluation and the Sustainable Development Goals to the ILO. He explains the significant contribution that evaluation will have to make to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and how the provision of evaluative evidence will guide the ILO to realize SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth.
Evaluation policy and strategy
Results-based management in the ILO guides EVAL’s commitment to transparency, effectiveness and organizational learning. Evaluation is an evidence-based assessment of strategy, policy or programme and project outcomes, by determining their relevance, effectiveness, efficiency impact and sustainability. Evaluation is expected to contribute policy-making and decision-making with the ILO, to optimize the allocation of resources and improve their overall management. EVAL continuously strives to build evaluation culture in the ILO and to pursue higher performance linked to its results-based evaluation strategy. The evaluation policy conforms to United Nations norms and standards for evaluation. The objectives of the evaluation policy are to:
- Improve Office-wide transparency and accountability for impact of ILO actions to support constituents;
- Strengthen the decision-making process by the policy organs and senior management based on sound assessment of effectiveness, efficiency, relevance, impact and sustainability of ILO activities; and
- Contribute feedback for learning and ongoing improvement of the ILO's work.
Annual reporting of the evaluation function at ILOThis year's 2017 collection of high-level evaluation reports that are mandated by the Governing Body includes the following:
- Regional cluster evaluation of Decent Work Country Programmes in Asia
- Independent evaluation of the ILO's strategies and actions for creating and extending social protection floors
- Independent evaluation of the ILO's field structure