Evaluation guidance

Evaluation aims to increase transparency and the shared accountability for achieving the ILO's strategic objectives. Evaluation focuses on the extent to which ILO performance is on track, where potential for improvement exists, and actions to be taken. Insights and lessons learned are fed back into the process of organizational learning and the planning and programming of future activities.

The Evaluation Office has updated the ILO policy guidelines for results-based evaluation: Principles, rationale, planning and managing for evaluations (4th edition, November 2020). The policy guidelines intend to provide a complete package of guidance for ILO staff, whom are tasked with planning, managing, overseeing, and/or following up on an evaluation’s recommendations. As part of the i-eval Resource Kit, the guidelines provide ILO managers and practitioners with a gateway into the ILO’s expertise and knowledge on evaluation.

The policy guidelines also provide hyperlinks to comprehensive evaluation-related guidance notes, tools, checklists, templates, protocols and workflows. They are organized into five thematic pillars for ease of reference:

Pillar 1: Enabling conditions for good evaluations

Pillar 2: Types of evaluation

Pillar 3: Planning and designing evaluations

Pillar 4: Managing and conducting evaluations

Pillar 5: Use and dissemination of evaluation findings