Synthesis reviews and meta-studies

  1. Publication

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

    01 October 2019

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Publication

    Effective Labour Protection for All: Lessons learned from a synthesis review, 2004–2014

    21 May 2015

    Background Paper for the Recurrent Discussion under the ILO Declaration on Social Protection (Labour Protection), 104th Session, 2015.

  5. Publication

    Effective Labour Protection for All: Lessons learned from a synthesis review, 2004–2014 - Executive Summary

    21 May 2015

    Background Paper for the Recurrent Discussion under the ILO Declaration on Social Protection (Labour Protection), 104th Session, 2015.

  6. Publication

    Delivering decent work results: A meta-analysis of 15 ILO Decent Work Country Programme reviews

    06 October 2014

    This is a meta-analysis of internally conducted evaluations of Decent Work Country Programmes carried out by regional offices. Recommendations propose ways to improve the quality of these internal evaluations to better inform on the progress of a DWCP and eventually provide useful data and input for independently conducted evaluations.

  7. Publication

    Decent work results of ILO employment promotion interventions: Lessons learned from evaluations, 2003-2013 - Summary of findings

    16 May 2014

    This is a short summary of the synthesis review which examines a range of ILO project and programme evaluations, as well as evidence-based studies from external institutions to highlight decent work results of ILO interventions in the promotion of employment.

  8. Publication

    Decent work results of ILO employment promotion interventions: Lessons learned from evaluations, 2003-2013

    16 May 2014

    This synthesis review examines a range of ILO project and programme evaluations, as well as evidence-based studies from external institutions to highlight decent work results of ILO interventions in the promotion of employment.

  9. Publication

    Decent work results and effectiveness of ILO technical cooperation: A meta-analysis of project evaluations, 2011-2012

    18 October 2013

    EVAL launched a meta-analysis of independent project evaluations in 2010 to provide feedback on the effectiveness and operational performance of technical cooperation. The istructive results shed light on the ILO’s technical and operational strengths and weaknesses in the design and implementation of technical cooperation. Building on experience from this 2010 study, and following an adjustment of the methodology, a new study was conducted in 2013.

  10. Publication

    Social Dialogue: What works and why? A synthesis review 2002-2012

    01 May 2013

    This synthesis review examines a range of ILO project and programme evaluations, as well as evidence-based studies from external institutions, to highlight successful interventions and identify challenges in the promotion of social dialogue in the workplace. The study demonstrates that the ILO is a leader in ground-breaking and innovative interventions in social dialogue. Based on the findings of the review, the authors conclude with some recommendations on sustaining the successes achieved thus far, as well as suggestions for addressing the challenges and improvements still to be tackled. [Spanish and French summaries are available]