Independent Evaluation of the ILO's Country Programme for the United Republic of Tanzania 2004-2010

The period under review included the 2004-2005 country programmes and the Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) for 2006-2010. The evaluation also reviewed the ILO’s participation in the pilot United Nations Delivering as One (DAO) Joint Programme on wealth creation, employment and economic empowerment (JP1), for which the ILO is the Managing Agent.

The evaluation focuses on the ILO’s strategic positioning in the country; its approach to setting the priorities for its country strategy; and the composition, implementation and organizational support received from regional and headquarters offices. Five core evaluative criteria guided the analysis: (i) the relevance to the development challenges and priorities of the national tripartite constituents; (ii) coherence among the different projects supporting programme objectives; (iii) efficiency in the management of the programme implementation; (iv) effectiveness of the programme as a whole; and (v) sustainability of results.
The evaluation reviewed programme and project documentation and other related literature, interviewed 47 stakeholders and collected direct information from constituents and beneficiary groups such as community-based cooperatives and the Tanzania Youth Coalition. The independent evaluator met with staff at the Regional Office in Addis Ababa and distributed over 50 questionnaires to ILO staff at headquarters, regional, and country offices.