IPEC places great importance on the effective design, monitoring and evaluation of its activities.
The design and planning process in IPEC is grounded on a solid knowledge base, stakeholder consultations and the use of planning and programming instruments within a logical framework. Regular monitoring ensures effective and efficient use of resources, execution of activities, delivery of outputs and progress towards the achievements of project objectives at all levels.
The evaluation approach, based on a consultative process to ensure utility of the evaluations, covers all activities ranging from individual projects to assess relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, unplanned effect and sustainability, to thematic and country-programme evaluations as essential tools for learning and accountability. Evaluation is seen as contributing to the building up of the knowledge base through identifying good practices to be used in action against child labour. It demonstrates accountability through showing how IPEC and its partners continually learn more about the most effective and relevant action.
Assessment of broader and longer term impact is done through developing innovative methodologies for impact assessment of child labour interventions, including tracing studies.
As part of its strategy on design, monitoring and evaluation, IPEC also develops and applies tools and approaches in the planning and implementation of its activities. These are customized to child labour activities in general and not specific to IPEC implemented activities. As part of its role as facilitator of knowledge on action on child labour, these are made available to partners.