Feature products & services

  1. SDG and evaluation series

  2. i-eval Discovery

    Easy access to ILO evaluation reports, recommendations, lessons learned and best practices. View the flyer

  3. Impact Evaluation Review Facility


  1. Internal Evaluation Training Programme

    The next training takes place in June 2019, please contact eval@ilo.org for more details. 

  2. Evaluation Manager Certification Programme

    The next training takes place in October 2019, please contact eval@ilo.org for more details.

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 2018-21. 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.
    A results-based evaluation strategy will be introduced to the Governing Body in March 2018 in order to operationalize the evaluation policy.

  2. Annual reporting of the evaluation function at ILO

    This year's 2019 collection of high-level evaluation reports that are mandated by the Governing Body includes the following:
    • Regional evaluation of Decent Work Country Programmes in Africa
    • Independent evaluation of the ILO's strategies and actions for the formalization of the informal economy
    • Independent evaluation of the ILO's public-private partnerships
    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.