Independent Evaluation of the ILO's Decent Work Country Programme for Kyrgyzstan: 2006-2009

The evaluation reviews the ILO’s performance throughout the period 2006–2009. During this period, 40 ILO projects were implemented. 2. The evaluation focuses on the ILO’s strategic positioning in the country; its approach to setting an ILO agenda; as well as the composition, implementation and evolution of ILO national strategies as they relate to the Decent Work Agenda.

An analysis of the project portfolio showed that 16 technical cooperation projects were being implemented in Kyrgyzstan when the DWCP began in 2006. Of those 16, half were new and half were ongoing. Blending new and ongoing projects into a new programme posed challenges to the programme design process.

Analysis showed that three out of the seven DWCP mid-term outcomes (MO 1.1, MO 1.2 and MO 3.2) were in line with all of the United Nations and Government strategic documents. Other mid-term outcomes were in line with some, but not all, of those documents. This shows that the strategic alignment of the DWCP with national and international development frameworks was uneven.

In order to analyse the design of the DWCP, the evaluation team used programme documents to create a logic model. Most of the DWCP mid-term outcomes were logically connected to their respective priorities. However, many short-term outcomes were not logically connected to their respective mid-term outcomes.