Evaluation quality assessment methodology in the UN system and changes to the ILO’s quality appraisal methodology

i-eval THINK Piece, No. 12 - December 2017 -- This THINK Piece was commissioned by EVAL and written by Iker Llabres. The ILO places strong emphasis on ensuring that credible independent evaluations of its strategies, programmes, and projects are conducted in accordance with the expectations of its constituents and donors and that they are in compliance with international norms and standards. A recent independent evaluation of the ILO’s evaluation function (2016) noted that the quality assurance system had technical strengths, but also offered several opportunities for improvement. This THINK Piece offers insights on how to strengthen EVAL's quality assurance system.