This year in review reflects on the progress made in implementing 19 biennial milestones, as measured against the ILO's evaluation strategy 2018-21. The report also assesses the ILO's effectiveness and results.
This high-level evaluation provides insight into the relevance, coherence, effectiveness, efficiency, impact and sustainability of the ILO’s work in promoting sustainable enterprises in the period 2014 to 2019. It also looks forward, identifying lessons learned that might inform the ongoing development of the organization’s strategy and approach, especially in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
High-level independent evaluation of ILO's research and knowledge management strategies and approaches 2010-2019
This report presents the findings of the high-level evaluation ILO’s research and knowledge management strategies and approaches. It aims to generate insights into organizational performance within the context of the ILO’s results-based management system, and are expected to contribute to decision-making on policies, strategies and accountability.
Interactive application that visually displays all of the ILO’s planned and completed evaluations, recommendations, lessons learned, good practices and management responses.
What is evaluation and why is it important? How is evaluation governed in the ILO? Learn about this and more in the new brochure.
ILO Director-General 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 2018-21. The evaluation policy conforms to United Nations norms and standards for evaluation. The objectives of the evaluation policy are to:
- Reinforce knowledge-generation sharing of the ILO’s substantive work, and the processes, approaches and institutional arrangements for implementing such work;
- Strengthen the complementarity between evaluation and other oversight and monitoring functions within the Office;
- Clarify standards for engaging constituents in evaluation; and
- Clarify the division of responsibilities in the ILO for carrying out an evaluation.
Annual reporting of the evaluation function at ILOThis year's 2020 collection of high-level evaluation reports that are mandated by the Governing Body includes the following:
- Regional evaluation of Decent Work Country Programmes in Latin America
- Independent evaluation of the ILO's strategies and actions for sustainable enterprises
- Independent evaluation of the ILO's research and knowledge management