Independent evaluation of the ILO's strategy for the elimination of discrimination in employment and occupation (Volume 1 of 2)

The period under review included two Strategic Policy Frameworks (SPFs), 2006–09 and 2010–15, and three P&B biennia covering the period from 2007 to 2011. The evaluation team assessed the evolution of the ILO’s non-discrimination work from activities responding to the Global Reports (GRs) and Action Plans (APs), to a specific strategic outcome, Outcome 17, under the 2010–11 P&B.

The main purpose of the evaluation is to provide impartial insights into how effectively the ILO’s strategy, as stated in Outcome 17 of the P&B, reflects the discussion and recommended outcomes for the period 2007–2011. These were presented in the first and second GRs on discrimination in the world of work, dated 2003 and 2007 respectively, as well as the observations made by the ILO supervisory bodies. The recommended outcomes of the second GR were: (i) promoting gender equality in the world of work; (ii) mainstreaming non-discrimination and equality in Decent Work Country Programmes (DWCPs); (iii) better laws and better enforcement; (iv) more effective regulatory initiatives; and (v) social partners better equipped to make equality a reality in the workplace.