Independent evaluation of the ILO's strategy to support member States capacities to development policies and programmes focused on youth employment. Case studies are on Perú, Indonesia and Liberia.

The evaluation analyses the ILO’s strategy to increase member States’ capacities to develop policies or programmes focused on youth employment. The thrust of this strategy is to strengthen the International Labour Organization (ILO) constituents’ capacities to translate global commitments expressed in the United Nations (UN) (for making productive employment and decent work a fundamental component of economic and social policies and/or development strategies) into national action.

The evaluation addresses the relevance, responsiveness, added value, coherence, effectiveness and efficiency of ILO support, as well as internal coordination and management for youth employment in a selection of countries and at the global level. It also takes stock of the scale and content of ILO’s work addressing youth employment and identifies useful lessons for future work.

The evaluation was conducted by an external lead evaluator and a member of the ILO Evaluation Unit. The methodology used included a portfolio review organized by country and drawing on project documentation, interviews with ILO staff, constituents and UN system colleagues, and six country case studies, three of which included missions to Indonesia, Liberia and Peru to assess youth employment initiatives in these countries.