Independent evaluation of the ILO's sector-specific approach to Decent Work

The purpose of this evaluation is to assess the ILO’s strategy for achieving a sector-specific approach to decent work as outlined in the 2010–2015 ILO Strategic Policy Framework. The point of departure for the evaluation was the strategy as described in the 2010–11 and 2012–13 Programme and Budget (P&B) and reiterated in the Outcome-based Workplan (OBW), taking into account the evolution of ILO strategy from the 2006–2007 and the 2008–09 biennia until 2012.

In March 2011, the Governing Body considered a general discussion of decent work in global supply chains among the proposals for the 101st Session of the International Labour Conference, 2012. In anticipation of the general discussion, the ILO’s Evaluation Unit proposed a three-year rolling workplan that included an evaluation of the ILO’s “decent work in global supply chains (Better Work and sectoral lens)” strategies through an evaluation of Outcome 13. The workplan was approved by the Programme, Financial and Administrative Committee (PFAC) during the 312th Session of the Governing Body.

Ultimately, the GB did not approve the proposal for a global supply chain discussion at the ILC. Therefore, in consultation with constituents and other stakeholders, the focus of the high-level evaluation was narrowed to the contributions of the Sectoral Activities Department (SECTOR) and the Better Work (BW) programme towards Outcome 13 (“A sector-specific approach to decent work is applied”). In addition, this evaluation examines other unit and departmental contributions to the ILO’s strategy of promoting decent work at the sectoral level.

Two case studies are included in an additional volume.