Synthesis reviews and meta-studies

  1. Publication

    Decent work results and effectiveness of ILO operations: An ex-post meta-analysis of development cooperation evaluations, 2022

    10 November 2023

    The aim of this meta-analysis is to present performance results related to the delivery of decent work outcomes from ILO development cooperation interventions, based on an assessment of all final independent evaluations conducted in 2022. It focuses on strategic relevance and coherence, effectiveness, sustainability and impact, and efficiency, as well as ILO cross-cutting policy issues. It is part of a series of decent work results assessments undertaken over the last ten years, enabling trend analysis and comparison across topics and regions over time.

  2. Publication

    High-level evaluation of ILO’s strategies and actions for promoting decent work in the rural economy (with a focus on rural employment), 2016-2023: Synthesis review of ILO project evaluations

    25 August 2023

    This synthesis review on the ILO’s strategies and actions for promoting decent work in the rural economy is prepared as an input into the forthcoming high-level evaluation on the topic.

  3. Publication

    Synthesis review of the ILO’s labour protection interventions since 2015: What works, for whom and why?

    23 May 2023

    This synthesis review on labour protection issues adds to learning and guidance on the topic and ultimately seeks to strengthen the ILO’s capacity to make evidence-based decisions from evaluation results. The synthesis review is prepared as an input into the International Labour Conference Recurrent Discussion on Labour Protection (111th Session, 2023).

  4. Publication

    Learning about gender mainstreaming: Progress and nuances in ILO work programs and ILO development cooperation projects in Latin America and the Caribbean during the period 2010 - 2021

    03 April 2023

  5. Publication

    Aprendiendo sobre la transversalización de la perspectiva de género: Avances y matices en los programas de trabajo de la OIT y en los proyectos de cooperación para el desarrollo de la OIT en América Latina y el Caribe durante el periodo 2010 – 2021

    03 April 2023

  6. Publication

    High-level evaluation of the ILO’s strategies and actions to promote fundamental principles and rights at work, 2018-23: Synthesis review of ILO project evaluations

    31 March 2023

    This synthesis review on the ILO’s strategies and actions to promote fundamental principles and rights at work is prepared as an input into the forthcoming high-level evaluation on the topic.

  7. Publication

    The ILO’s post-conflict and recovery work in the Arab States region with emphasis on Iraq and Yemen (2019-2023): A synthesis review on lessons learned, what works and why

    31 March 2023

    This synthesis review on the ILO’s post-conflict and recovery work in the Arab States region is prepared as an input into the forthcoming high-level evaluation on the topic.

  8. Publication

    Decent work results and effectiveness of ILO operations: An ex-post meta-analysis of development cooperation evaluations, 2021-22 (partial)

    23 November 2022

    This meta-analysis includes all independent project evaluations completed in 2021 and a selection of evaluations from 2022. It assesses the extent to which decent work results have been achieved and the effectiveness of ILO’s operations by reviewing multiple independent project evaluations. For the first time, the report used reviews conducted on a rolling basis in order to produce results on a real-time basis and in the context of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

  9. Publication

    Synthesis review of the ILO’s employment interventions for the period 2015–2021: What works and why

    27 May 2022

    This synthesis review sheds light on ILO's work on employment interventions and is a background document for the third recurrent discussion on the strategic objective of employment at the International Labour Conference 110th Session, 2022

  10. Publication

    ILO’s response to the impact of COVID-19 on the world of work: Evaluative lessons on how to build a better future of work after the pandemic

    A synthesis review of evaluative evidence

    08 December 2021

    This synthesis review sheds light on the effectiveness of the ILO’s response to the devastating effects of the pandemic on the world of work through the evaluative lens. It examines key findings and lessons learned to consider for building a better future of work.