External review

Final Independent Evaluation of the ILO Lab, Phase II

Final report

Published by
Springfield Centre

The Lab aims to institutionalise and mainstream a market systems approach to decent work, both inside and outside the ILO, to deliver more and better jobs, more sustainably.

Lab 2 ran for three years. This final independent evaluation explores the performance of the Lab 2 through five key criteria, specifically its relevance and strategic fit; progress and effectiveness; management effectiveness; impact orientation and sustainability; and efficiency. 

From a learning perspective, the objective of the evaluation is to understand what worked, what didn’t work (and why) in order to inform the design and implementation of future knowledge generation projects.

Background to the Lab
The ‘Market Systems Development for Decent Work’ project, known as the Lab, is a global project implemented by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and funded by the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO).