ILO retreat contribution

Jim Hillage from the Institute, contributed to a session on how to evaluate the impact of skills and learning programmes at a recent event for staff from the International Labour Organisation (ILO). The ILO is engaged in all parts of the world helping governments and social partners develop their skills and employability policies and services. It is increasingly important to evaluate the impact of such policies and services, where feasible, to ensure scarce public funds are spent effectively. The ILO is also interested to evaluate its own contribution to convince donors to continue to fund their activities. Jim drew on the Institute's considerable experience of evaluating skills and learning policies in the UK to outline the key steps involved in designing and implementing an impact evaluation.