Strategy and policy evaluations

2021

  1. High-level independent evaluation of ILO’s gender equality and mainstreaming efforts, 2016-21

    07 October 2021

    The evaluation analyses the achievements and outcomes of the ILO’s gender equality and mainstreaming efforts at the programme and institutional levels for the period 2016–21. It includes a review of the progress made and gaps in implementing the ILO Action Plan for Gender Equality 2016–17 (Action Plan 2016–17) and the ILO Action Plan for Gender Equality 2018–21 (Action Plan 2018–21), in response to a Governing Body request for an evaluation of the action plans to inform the development of a new action plan. The evaluation focuses on the strategies, approaches, outcomes, achievements, gaps and lessons learned related to gender equality and mainstreaming.

  2. High-level independent evaluation of ILO’s strategy and action for promoting fair and effectives labour migration policies, 2016-20

    07 October 2021

    This high-level evaluation provides insight into the relevance, coherence, effectiveness, efficiency, impact and sustainability of the ILO’s work in promoting fair and effective labour migration from 2016-20. It also looks forward, identifying lessons learned that might inform the ongoing development of the organization’s strategy and approach, especially in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. It concentrates on the work of the ILO’s Labour Migration Branch, but covers all ILO activities on labour migration in both headquarters and regions.

2020

  1. High-level independent evaluation of ILO’s research and knowledge management strategies and approaches, 2010–2019

    22 October 2020

    This report presents the findings of the high-level evaluation ILO’s research and knowledge management strategies and approaches. The evaluation was undertaken using internationally accepted evaluation criteria covering relevance, coherence, effectiveness, efficiency, impact and sustainability. The evaluation aims to generate insights into organizational performance within the context of the ILO’s results-based management system, and are expected to contribute to decision-making on policies, strategies and accountability.

  2. High-level independent evaluation of ILO’s strategy and action for promoting sustainable enterprises, 2014–19

    22 October 2020

    This high-level evaluation provides insight into the relevance, coherence, effectiveness, efficiency, impact and sustainability of the ILO’s work in promoting sustainable enterprises in the period 2014 to 2019. It also looks forward, identifying lessons learned that might inform the ongoing development of the organization’s strategy and approach, especially in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

2019

  1. Independent evaluation of ILO's public-private partnerships, 2008-2018

    10 October 2019

    The high-level evaluation (HLE) of the ILO’s public-private partnerships was requested by the Governing Body in March 2016 citing their “value added” and unique “intervention models”. The HLE focuses on PPPs as both a funding and delivery modality.

  2. Independent evaluation of the ILO’s strategy and actions towards the formalization of the informal economy, 2014-2018

    09 October 2019

    The evaluation assesses the ILO’s strategy and actions towards the ‘Formalization of the Informal Economy’ taking into consideration the conceptual, methodological and operational frameworks. It provides insight into the relevance, coherence, effectiveness and efficiency of the ILO’s strategy, programme approach, and actions. The evaluation is retrospective, as it bases its findings on work done during 2014-2018, as well as forward looking as it delivers findings, lessons learned and emerging good practices for improved decision-making within the context of the next strategic framework and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

2018

  1. Independent evaluation of ILO’s capacity development efforts 2010-2017

    11 October 2018

    This high level evaluation reviewed the ILO's support for capacity development of its constituents from 2010 to 2017. It reviewed interventions that intended to deliver capacity development with a focus on the difference it made to constituents. The evaluation is expected to inform the capacity development strategy to give effect to the 2016 resolution on Social Justice Declaration, due in March 2019.

  2. Independent evaluation of the ILO’s strategy and actions for improved youth employment prospects, 2012–2017

    11 October 2018

    This high-level evaluation assesses the ILO’s strategy and actions for improving youth employment prospects. The evaluation is informed by the organization's long history of work in youth employment. The evaluation takes into consideration all efforts undertaken by the office from 2012 to 2017 in order to provide insight into the relevance, coherence, effectiveness, efficiency, impact and sustainability of its work in this area in order to inform future policy and decision-making processes.

2017

  1. Independent evaluation of the ILO’s field operations and structure 2010–2016

    25 October 2017

    This high-level evaluation assesses the performance of the ILO's field operations and structure, given the Decent Work Agenda in particular but also the 2030 Agenda, and ongoing reform in the UN development system in view of the Sustainable Development Goals. The evaluation identifies recommendations for improving the ILO’s field structure and operations and reflects on lessons learned and emerging good practices.

  2. Independent evaluation of the ILO’s strategy and actions for creating and extending social protection floors, 2012–2017

    19 October 2017

    This high-level evaluation covered the ILO’s work on social protection following the adoption of the Social Protection Floors Recommendation, 2012 (No. 202), which had a profound impact on its work. The evaluation focused on the ILO’s strategy and work on promoting social protection, including social protection floors, for the 2012–17 period. The evaluation identifies recommendations for improving the ILO’s social protection-related work and reflects on lessons learned and emerging good practices in an effort to contribute to organizational learning.

  3. Independent evaluation of the ILO's Evaluation Function, Final Report

    28 February 2017

    Annexes as documentation for this report is available upon request.

2016

  1. Independent evaluation of the ILO's strategy and actions to promote skills development for jobs and growth, 2010-2015

    18 October 2016

    Skills development increases the employability of workers, the competitiveness of enterprises and the inclusiveness of growth. This high-level evaluation explores the extent to which the ILO’s strategy, programme approach and interventions to promote skills development for jobs growth achieved their intended results from 2010-15. It also aims to facilitate the alignment of the ILO’s skills-related work with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and informs the development of the strategic plan 2018-21. The evaluation identifies recommendations for improving the ILO’s skills-related work and reflects on lessons learned and emerging good practices in an effort to contribute to organizational learning.

2015

  1. Independent Evaluation of ILO's strategy for Technical Cooperation 2010-15

    29 October 2015

    The evaluation of the Technical Cooperation Strategy, 2010–2015, was undertaken with a view to informing the preparation of the forthcoming Development Cooperation Strategy. Following consultations with constituents and senior ILO officials at the inception stage, it was determined that, in order to provide a useful analysis, the team of evaluators would need to evaluate the overall performance of ILO’s technical cooperation (TC) in the context of its intended normative and development results.

  2. Independent evaluation of ILO's strategy and actions for strengthening labour inspection systems, 2010-2015

    28 October 2015

    The purpose of the evaluation is to provide an objective assessment of the design and implementation of the ILO strategy from 1 January 2010 to 31 December 2014 in order to gauge results and inform future actions. As specified in the agreed Terms of Reference (ToR), the evaluation centres on an analysis of the main approaches pursued by the Office to build, foster and maintain sound national labour inspection systems. It addresses a series of questions related to six evaluation criteria: relevance, coherence, effectiveness, sustainability, impact and efficiency (including management). Based on this analysis, the evaluation highlights lessons and offers recommendations for ILO to consider as it moves forward with the transitional Strategic Policy Framework (2016–17), which includes strengthening workplace compliance through labour inspection, as Outcome 7.

  3. Independent evaluation of the ILO's strategies on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, Volume I Full Report - Rev. Ed. (2015)

    08 June 2015

    Covering the period from 2008 to 2014, this evaluation reviews ILO’s strategy to advance Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work (FPRW), namely: the right to freedom of association and collective bargaining is widely known and exercised (Outcome 14); forced labour is eliminated (Outcome 15); child labour is eliminated, with priority to the worst forms of child labour (Outcome 16); and discrimination in employment and occupation is eliminated (Outcome 17). The case studies are contained in Volume II (online only).

  4. Independent evaluation of the ILO's strategies on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, Volume II Annexes - Rev. Ed. (2015)

    07 June 2015

    This report contains a collection of case studies as well as other thematic reports which were gathered as part of the desk review for the full report, Volume 1. SEE EDITOR's NOTE WITH APOLOGY.

  5. Effective Labour Protection for All: Lessons learned from a synthesis review, 2004–2014

    21 May 2015

    Background Paper for the Recurrent Discussion under the ILO Declaration on Social Protection (Labour Protection), 104th Session, 2015.

  6. Effective Labour Protection for All: Lessons learned from a synthesis review, 2004–2014 - Executive Summary

    21 May 2015

    Background Paper for the Recurrent Discussion under the ILO Declaration on Social Protection (Labour Protection), 104th Session, 2015.

2014

  1. Independent evaluation of the ILO's strategy for coherent decent work policies

    20 October 2014

    The evaluation assesses the ILO’s Outcome 19 strategy at global level and its contribution in supporting Member States to adopt coherent decent work (DW) policies through integrated approaches. This evaluation aims to identify the major achievements and obstacles encountered in order to extract the lessons learned and good practices. These are expected to facilitate decision-making on the future course of this area of ILO’s work. The evaluation followed the Organisation for Economic Co-operation’s Development Assistance Committee (OECD/DAC) criteria, customizing areas of enquiry, as is the nature of ILO interventions under Outcome 19. Case studies are contained in Volume II (online only).

  2. Delivering decent work results: A meta-analysis of 15 ILO Decent Work Country Programme reviews

    06 October 2014

    This is a meta-analysis of internally conducted evaluations of Decent Work Country Programmes carried out by regional offices. Recommendations propose ways to improve the quality of these internal evaluations to better inform on the progress of a DWCP and eventually provide useful data and input for independently conducted evaluations.