Newsletter and Think Pieces

2021

  1. Results and reflections from a quality appraisal of ILO evaluations, 2020

    25 November 2021

    i-eval THINK Piece, No. 21 - November 2021

    This Think Piece analyses the results of 46 independent development cooperation project evaluations submitted to the ILO’s Evaluation Office between January 2020 and December 2020. It reports a summary of the 2020 findings, conclusions and recommendations.

  2. The ILO contribution to SDG 8 in the time of COVID-19

    07 October 2021

    i-eval THINK Piece, No. 20 - October 2021

    This Think Piece analyses the results of a synthesis review on the ILO’s work on SDG 8 against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic. It critically compares the results of projects that were highly aligned to SDG 8 against those that were less aligned and enquires why that was the case. The Think Piece concludes by offering recommendations on how to best enhance ILO’s projects for alignment with the 2030 Agenda.

  3. i-eval Flash News, No. 33 - Aug/Sept 2021

    16 September 2021

    The 33rd edition of i-eval Flash news reflects on the various activities EVAL has been engaged in since April. It announces completed studies, such as a new edition of our In-FOCUS learning series on ILO's response to the impact of COVID-19 on the world of work, and a meta-analysis on decent work results and effectiveness of ILO operations. The newsletter also highlights planned studies, in addition to noteworthy insights from ACTRAV and ACT/EMP on the experience of social partners with evaluation. Moreover, the newsletter includes valuable evaluative evidence from the Europe and Central Asia region that needs to be considered to address the Syrian refugee crisis. The newsletter concludes by illustrating interesting learning activities, events and more.

  4. i-eval Flash News, No. 32 - Mar/Apr 2021

    28 April 2021

    The 32nd edition of i-eval Flash news reflects on the various activities EVAL has been engaged in since December. It announces new planned studies, such as EVAL's SDG evaluability assessments in the field, a report on collecting evaluative evidence on the ILO's COVID-19 response measures, a synthesis review on SDG 8 (Decent work and economic growth) and a meta-study on decent work results that will feed into the upcoming Annual Evaluation Report 2020-21. The newsletter also highlights noteworthy evaluation news from the Governance and Tripartism Department on their experience with clustered evaluations for the Vision Zero Fund. It also includes valuable insight on the challenges and benefits of impact evaluation in the Asia & Pacific region. The newsletter concludes by illustrates interesting learning activities, events and more

2020

  1. i-eval Flash News, No. 31 - Nov/Dec 2020

    14 December 2020

    The 31st edition of i-eval Flash news reflects on the various activities EVAL has been engaged in since September. It launches EVAL's Protocol on collecting evaluative evidence on the ILO's COVID-19 response; it presents two Think Pieces on the drivers of decent work results and ILO effectiveness and reflections of quality assessments of decentralized evaluations; and launches the 4th edition of the ILO Policy guidelines for results-based evaluation. The newsletter also introduces the three high-level evaluations and the Annual Evaluation Report 2019-20 that were approved by the ILO Governing Body in November 2020. Finally, the newsletter presents upcoming planned studies and highlights other noteworthy announcements.

  2. Quality assessments of ILO decentralized evaluations: Key results of the quality appraisal 2019 and way forward for the integration of gender equality and empowerment of women considerations into evaluation

    11 December 2020

    i-eval THINK Piece, No. 19 - December 2020

    This Think Piece presents the results of the ILO’s ex-post quality appraisal of independent project evaluations (2019-20) undertaken by an external firm. In addition to summarizing the results, the study takes a closer look at the quality appraisal's findings related to gender by assessing them against the UN System-wide Action Plan.

  3. Drivers of decent work results and ILO effectiveness: A review of results for 2019-2020, and trends in the effectiveness of ILO development cooperation interventions since 2013

    11 December 2020

    i-eval THINK Piece, No. 18 - December 2020

    This Think Piece presents key findings and trends that emerge from a review of three meta-analyses, covering 2013-2020. It focuses on learning opportunities and recommendations to enhance the effectiveness of ILO development cooperation interventions. The Think Piece concludes by reflecting on areas for consideration in improving the effectiveness of ILO interventions.

  4. i-eval Flash News, No. 30 - Aug/Sept 2020

    24 September 2020

    The 30th edition of i-eval Flash news reflects on the various activities EVAL has been engaged in since April. It launches EVAL's fifth meta-analysis of Decent work results and effectiveness of ILO operations; provides an update on progress being made in developing an evaluative framework to assess the ILO's performance in responding to COVID-19; and a call to step-up efforts in better integrating gender equality in evaluations. The newsletter also highlights planned studies, noteworthy evaluation news from the Employment Policy Department and the Africa region, in addition to learning activities, events and new guidance on adapting evaluation methods to the ILO's normative and tripartite mandate and how to strategically cluster evaluations.

  5. i-eval Flash News, No. 29 - Mar/Apr 2020

    08 April 2020

    The 29th edition of i-eval Flash news reflects on the various activities EVAL has been engaged in since the start of the year. It launches EVAL's 17th Think Piece on sustaining recent improvements to ILO project evaluations. The newsletter also highlights planned studies, noteworthy evaluation news from the Social Protection Department and the Europe and Central Asia region, in addition to learning activities, events and guidance on how to plan and manage evaluations during the global COVID-19 outbreak.

2019

  1. Quality assessments of ILO project evaluations: Sustaining recent improvements

    20 December 2019

    i-eval THINK Piece, No. 17 - December 2019

    This Think Piece offers a reflection on the quality of the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) decentralized evaluations appraised by Universalia in 2019 in the context of the Quality Appraisal (QA) exercises commissioned by ILO in previous years. This document succinctly presents and discusses ILO’s Quality Assurance system and tools and addresses the broader evaluation process on which ILO relies to operationalize its decentralized evaluation system.

  2. i-eval Flash News, No. 28 - Nov/Dec 2019

    12 December 2019

    The 28th edition of i-eval Flash news reflects on the various activities EVAL has been engaged in since September. The newsletter describes EVAL's annual reporting to the ILO Governing Body with respect to the Annual Evaluation Report 2018-19 and it's 3 high-level evaluations: ILO's strategy and actions towards the formalization of the informal economy, ILO's public-private partnerships and ILO's programme of work in Africa. It also launches EVAL's 16th Think Piece on RBSA-supported interventions, in addition to drawing attention to upcoming learning activities, events and more.

  3. Drivers of decent work results and ILO effectiveness: A meta-analysis of ILO RBSA interventions 2013-2017

    12 December 2019

    i-eval THINK Piece, No. 16 - December 2019

    The ILO Evaluation Office (EVAL) initiated an independent review of the effectiveness of Regular Budget Supplementary Account (RBSA)-supported interventions in attaining Decent Work (DW) Results, based on evaluation reports from 2013-2017. The review took a meta-evaluation approach, using EVAL’s existing development effectiveness measurement tool. This Think Piece presents the key findings emerging from the review and focuses on learnings and recommendations to enhance the effectiveness of RBSA-funded interventions. It also highlights areas that need further investigation for a more effective use of the RBSA funding modality.

  4. i-eval Flash News, No. 27 - Aug/Sept 2019

    27 September 2019

    The 27th edition of i-eval Flash news reflects on the various activities EVAL has been engaged in since May. The newsletter discusses new developments on evaluation in the SDG era. It introduces several completed studies, including a meta-study on Decent work results and effectiveness of ILO operations and a synthesis review of Decent Work interventions in global supply chains. The newsletter also launches planned studies, noteworthy evaluation-related news from the Governance and Tripartism Department and the Asia and the Pacific region, in addition to upcoming learning activities, events and more.

  5. i-eval Flash News, No. 26 - Mar/Apr 2019

    25 April 2019

    The 26th edition of i-eval Flash news reflects on the various activities EVAL has been engaged in since the start of the year. It launches EVAL's 15th Think Piece, A brief history of evaluation in the ILO, as an opportunity to reflect on the historical evolution of the ILO's evaluation function in light of the organization's Centenary. The newsletter also highlights planned studies, noteworthy evaluation-related news from the Enterprises Department and the Africa region, in addition to upcoming learning activities, events and more.

  6. A brief history of evaluation in the ILO

    25 April 2019

    i-eval THINK Piece, No. 15 - April 2019 As the ILO celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, the Centenary is an opportunity to celebrate the ILO's achievements and to reaffirm the ILO's position as the authoritative global organization for the world of work. It is in this context that EVAL reflects on the evolution of the ILO's evaluation function by issuing its 15th Think Piece on the topic.

2018

  1. i-eval Flash News, No. 25 - Nov/Dec 2018

    19 December 2018

    The 25th edition of i-eval Flash News reflects on the various activities EVAL has been engaged in since September 2018. It describes EVAL’s annual reporting to the ILO Governing Body with respect to the Annual Evaluation Report 2017-18 and its three high-level independent evaluations: ILO’s strategy and actions for improved youth employment prospects, ILO's capacity development efforts, and ILO's programme of work in Lebanon and Jordan in terms of Decent Work and the response to Syrian Refugee Crisis. The newsletter also launches EVAL’s 14th Think Piece on improving evaluation methods to better capture ILO’s specific normative and social dialogue mandate.

  2. Improving ILO evaluation methods to better capture ILO’s specific normative and social dialogue mandate

    19 December 2018

    i-eval THINK Piece, No. 14 - December 2018

  3. Instrumento de diagnóstico para medir la evaluabilidad de los programas de trabajo decente por país en el contexto de los objetivos de desarrollo sostenible Anexo – Herramienta de diagnóstico

    23 November 2018

  4. i-eval Flash News, No. 24 - Aug/Sept 2018

    13 September 2018

    The 24th edition of i-eval Flash News reflects on the various activities EVAL has been engaged in since April 2018. The newsletter features new planned and completed studies, EVAL's participation in the ILC, latest examples on the use of evaluation and training opportunities. Noteworthy evaluation news from ILO's Partnership and Field Support Department (PARDEV) and from the Europe and Central Asia region are also highlighted.

  5. ILO Evaluation Quality: Challenges and potential strategies - Reflections beyond the Quality Appraisal

    25 June 2018

    i-eval THINK Piece, No. 13 - June 2018