Impact Assessment

Mid-term Evaluation of “Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises” (SCORE), ILO, 2012

    The mid-term evaluation reviews the activities of the 3 most advanced SCORE countries that have been in operation for the last 18 months: China (machine parts manufacturing sector), Indonesia (automotive parts manufacturing sector) and South Africa (wildlife tourism sector). The evaluation further includes the activities of the SCORE global component in Geneva. It covers the period from September 2009 to the present to create an accurate and comprehensive picture of the project’s context and development.

    Summary of results
    The programme is generally recognized as a good approach in supporting SMEs become more sustainable and it contributes to the development of decent workplaces. The strategy to have a global set of training materials, combined with country-specific implementation strategies based on tripartite partnerships and training implementation on a training of trainers basis is also appropriate. However, one of the major restrictions for SCORE is the fact that the project implementation is significantly behind schedule.