Sectoral Activities Action Programmes, implemented by the ILO at the national level, are a mix of research, technical and policy advice, and training carried out using sectoral social dialogue. An action programme supports a social dialogue platform, where a particular sector's issues within a country can be addressed through activities which are designed and implemented through a tripartite national action plan. Each action programme focuses resources on a limited number of countries, so as to maximize impact. Within each programme, possibilities for sustainability and replication are pursued.
A Framework for Monitoring and Evaluation has been developed for monitoring and evaluating action programmes based on the experiences and lessons learnt. It is intended to assist in the efficient design, management and evaluation of ongoing and future sectoral action programmes.
A Global Steering Group meeting was held on 22 September 2006 to evaluate the Action Programmes launched in 2004-05 using a summary report
as a basis for the discussion. Full evaluation reports are available for the action programmes on Agriculture
. The outcomes of the evaluation meeting are contained in a Governing Body document Evaluation report of the sectoral action programmes
. The Global Steering Group evaluated the programmes launched in 2006 at a meeting on 23 January 2007 based on a summary report. The outcomes are contained in a March 2007 Governing Body document Report of the Global Steering Group on ongoing Action Programmes
. The outcomes of the evaluation of the action programmes on health services, public services, telecommunication services and utilities are contained in the March 2011 Governing Body document