Synthesis reviews and meta-studies

  1. Publication

    Decent work results and effectiveness of ILO operations: Meta-analysis of development cooperation evaluations, 2019-2020

    12 October 2020

    EVAL has conducted four biennial meta-analyses of independent project evaluations since 2011. These studies provide feedback on the ILO’s effectiveness in advancing decent work. Whereas previous studies focused on past performance, the most recent review incorporates a rolling assessment that yields results for the period 2019-2020. The analysis also incorporates a comparative approach to illustrate performance trends since 2013.

  2. Publication

    Social protection (social security) interventions: What works and why? Lessons learned from a synthesis review, 2012–2018

    25 August 2020

    This report presents the findings of a review of evaluation reports related to ILO interventions in the domain of social protection (social security) in the period 2012–2018. It aims to contribute to organizational learning, to provide guidance to ILO constituents on future work related to social protection (social security), and to strengthen the capacity of the Office to make evidence-based decisions from the findings generated during the analysis of the evaluation reports. Through the systematic analysis of results, lessons learned and good practices of selected evaluation reports, this synthesis review identifies what works, for whom, and why, in the context of ILO’s work on social protection (social security).

  3. Publication

    ILO’s Programme of Work in Support of Decent Work in the Andean Countries of Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela 2016-2019 - Synthesis review of ILO project evaluations

    01 April 2020

    This synthesis review is part of preparatory work for the high-level independent evaluation of the ILO’s Programme of Work in Support of Decent Work in the Andean Countries of Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela 2016-2019.

  4. Publication

    Decent work results and effectiveness of ILO operations: An ex-post meta-analysis of development cooperation evaluations, 2017-2018

    25 October 2019

    This meta-analysis, which is the latest in this series, examined a sample of 40 final, independent project evaluations conducted in the period 2017–18.The report is intended to contribute to optimizing the performance and effectiveness of ILO’s development cooperation strategies, approaches and projects.

  5. Publication

    ILO Decent Work interventions in global supply chains - A synthesis review on lessons learned; what works and why, 2010-2019

    01 October 2019

  6. Publication

    ILO’s programme of support to SADC and to selected SADC member countries - Synthesis review of ILO project evaluations

    10 May 2019

    This synthesis review is part of preparatory work for the high-level independent evaluation of the ILO’s programme of work in four selected member countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) (Lesotho, Madagascar, South Africa and the United Republic of Tanzania) 2014–18.

  7. Publication

    Formalization of the informal economy, 2014-2018 - Synthesis review of ILO project evaluations

    01 April 2019

    This synthesis review is part of preparatory work for the high-level independent evaluation of the ILO’s strategy and actions towards the formalization of the informal economy, 2014-2018.

  8. Publication

    Decent work results and effectiveness of ILO development cooperation: A meta-analysis of project evaluations 2013-2016

    16 April 2018

    This meta-analysis represents the findings of an assessment covering final independent evaluations, which were completed between 2013 and 2016. The report is intended to contribute to optimizing the performance and effectiveness of ILO’s development cooperation strategies, approaches and projects.

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    ILO capacity development efforts 2010-2017 - Synthesis review of ILO project evaluations

    15 March 2018

    This synthesis review is part of preparatory work for the high-level independent evaluation of ILO’s capacity development efforts, 2010-2017.

  10. Publication

    Social dialogue interventions: What works and why? Lessons learned from a synthesis review, 2013–2016

    19 October 2017

    The report presents the findings of a synthesis review of ILO social dialogue interventions from 2013–16. The report is prepared in advance of the 2018 recurrent discussion of the International Labour Conference on Social Dialogue, and is meant as an accompanying piece to the recurrent discussion on the strategic objective of social dialogue and tripartism. It is based on an extensive review of evaluations, project documents and studies related to ILO social dialogue interventions with the aim of contributing to organizational learning. Findings from the analysis will strengthen the evidence base and inform the development and implementation of future social dialogue measures by the ILO and its constituents.