Decent work results and effectiveness of ILO development cooperation: A meta-analysis of project evaluations 2013-2016

This meta-analysis represents the findings of an assessment covering final independent evaluations, which were completed between 2013 and 2016. The report is intended to contribute to optimizing the performance and effectiveness of ILO’s development cooperation strategies, approaches and projects.

The ILO’s Evaluation Office (EVAL) conducted a meta-analysis on the decent work results of its independent
project evaluations which was completed in the period 2013–2016. It reviewed a sample of 40 final,
independent project evaluations that had been completed during this period. Performance information
on relevance, effectiveness, and implementation was extracted from the evaluation reports and scored for
quantitative and qualitative analysis. This meta-analysis identifies common performance patterns across
the ILO’s range of interventions and updates two similar studies conducted in 2009–2010 and 2011–2012.