Evaluation Office (EVAL)


  1. Evaluation policy and strategy

    Results-based management in the ILO guides EVAL’s commitment to transparency, effectiveness and organizational learning. Evaluation is an evidence-based assessment of strategy, policy or programme and project outcomes, by determining their relevance, effectiveness, efficiency impact and sustainability. Evaluation is expected to contribute policy-making and decision-making with the ILO, to optimize the allocation of resources and improve their overall management. EVAL continuously strives to build evaluation culture in the ILO and to pursue higher performance linked to its results-based evaluation strategy 2023-25. The evaluation policy conforms to United Nations norms and standards for evaluation. The objectives of the evaluation policy are to:

    • Reinforce knowledge-generation sharing of the ILO’s substantive work, and the processes, approaches and institutional arrangements for implementing such work;
    • Strengthen the complementarity between evaluation and other oversight and monitoring functions within the Office;
    • Clarify standards for engaging constituents in evaluation; and
    • Clarify the division of responsibilities in the ILO for carrying out an evaluation.
    An Evaluation Trust Fund is also established to meet the goals of the ILO's evaluation function.

  2. Annual reporting of the evaluation function at ILO

    The 2024 collection of high-level evaluation reports that are mandated by the Governing Body includes the following:

    • ILO’s Strategies and actions for the development and use of labour statistics
    • ILO’s Development cooperation strategy, 2020-25
    • ILO’s Decent Work Country Programme in Africa

    In addition to the above high-level evaluations, EVAL also produces an Annual Evaluation Report (AER) that reflects on progress made on the implementation of the ILO’s evaluation strategy and assessment.