Decent work results and effectiveness of ILO operations: A meta-analysis of project evaluations, 2009-2010

In mid-2011, the ILO Evaluation Unit (EVAL) synthesized the findings, conclusions and lessons learned from 59 independent evaluation reports completed in 2009 and 2010. The purpose of the study was twofold: to present a summary of evaluation results on ILO performance within the framework of the SPF 2010–15 based on a request from the ILO Governing Body to better synthesize information on Office effectiveness and achievement of results; and to establish a baseline, methodology and information system for reporting such results each biennium.

The 118 independent final evaluations completed during 2009 and 2010 were stratified around each of the 19 SPF outcomes, and a random sampling of three reports was made under each outcome. The final sample size was 59 reports. The rating of evaluation results was carried out ex-post by an external evaluator. Scoring was on a four-point scale and based on interpretation of the written evaluation report against 38 performance indicators, which were bundled into six assessment categories (relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, evidence of results, M&E (Monitoring and Evaluation), sustainability/risk management).