Evaluation in the ILO’s results-based management framework

For detailed information on EVAL’s governance structure, evaluation policy guidelines, studies, communication and knowledge products and more, please visit EVAL’s public website. A brief summary is provided below.

The ILO Evaluation Office (EVAL) is governed by the ILO evaluation policy 2017 and the ILO evaluation strategy 2018-21. These are the two key governance-level documents that define the ILO’s organizational approach and results-based framework for evaluation. EVAL is mandated to manage the evaluation function and ensure proper implementation of the evaluation policy. EVAL’s structure and modalities of operation are designed to protect its independence. Evaluation in the ILO is used as an accountability and organizational learning tool to help ILO constituents and staff members support decent work and social justice.

Evaluation is a critical means to improve decision-making, generate knowledge in the organization and provide verifiable evidence of relevance, coherence, effectiveness, efficiency, impact and sustainability. An evaluation provides a performance assessment of a particular intervention, focusing on what works, what does not work, and why this is the case. All planned and completed evaluations, in addition to their related summaries, lessons learned, good practices, recommendations and management responses are made publicly available on i-eval Discovery.