Beratung und Peer Review für Evaluierbarkeit v. Gender-Aktivitäten der OEZA

Contract partner: Richard Jonathan DaviesCountry: Entwicklungsländer, unspezifisch Funding amount: € 14.960,00Project start: 01.12.2020End: 28.02.2022

Short Description:

Overall goal

External support is sought to:

a) Establish conceptual clarity and guidance on the practical implementation of evaluability assessments;

b) Support the first application of an evaluability assessment, namely the EA of the Policy Document Gender Equality through peer review.


Expected results

The assignment aims at:

- Strengthening conceptual clarity and provision of guidance on practical implementation of evaluability assessments within ADC and potentially beyond through targeting other Aus-trian actors in official development assistance.

- Supporting the practical incorporation of evaluability assessments and the quality assur-ance through the peer review of the evaluability assessment of the Policy Document Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women and Girls.

Target group / Beneficiaries

The target group of this assignment is a) ADA's Evaluation Unit (3 people); other Evaluation professionals of the Austrian development cooperation (3-4 people) c) the Evaluation Team who are conducting the Evaluability Assessment (2-3 people).


Activities under Component 1) A workshop will be organized jointly with ADA evaluation staff and evaluation professionals of the Austrian development cooperation with the aim of establishing i) conceptual clarity on evaluability assessments and its application within Austrian development cooperation and ii) a joint understanding on the effective incorporation of evaluability assessments in evaluation work of the Austrian development cooperation. Based on the learnings and agreements from the workshop, a new module under the Evaluation Policy (2019) will be developed.

Activities under Component 2) to ensure quality application of the first evaluability assessment as per ADC strategic evaluation plan 2019/2020, the evaluability assessment of the Policy Document Gender Equality will be supported through peer review. The task will encompass the commenting of relevant reports of the said evaluability assessment.



An evaluability assessment (EA) examines the extent to which it is possible to evaluate an intervention in principle. Further it assesses whether an evaluation is possible in practice, i.e.: whether relevant data is available and to what extent systems are able to provide said data. An evaluability assessment should additionally provide information on the potential benefits and practical feasibility of an evaluation.

In addition , an evaluability assessment can also contribute significantly to sharpening the design and implementation of the evaluation object itself.

The Evaluation Policy of the Austrian development cooperation (2019) underlines the particular importance of evaluability assessments. The develoment of second technical module under the umbrella of the Evaluation Policy on Evaluability Assessments is foreseen.

The ADC strategic evaluation plans 2019/2020 and 2021/2022 foresee the implementation of two evaluability assessments.

Peer Review is an internationally established tool in development cooperation to ensure quality and enhance learning. Other bilateral development cooperation actors integrate elements of peer review into their strategic and programmatic evaluations.

project number2835-00/2021
source of fundingOEZA
sector Staatsführung & Zivilgesellschaft, allgemein
modalityOther technical assistance
marker Gender: 1
  • Policy marker: are used to identify, assess and facilitate the monitoring of activities in support of policy objectives concerning gender equality, aid to environment, participatory development/good governance, trade development and reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health. Activities targeting the objectives of the Rio Conventions include the identification of biodiversity, climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation, and desertification.
    • 1= policy is a significant objective of the activity
    • 2= policy is the principal objective of the activity
  • Donor/ source of funding: The ADA is not only implementing projects and programmes of the Austrian Development Cooperation , but also projects funded from other sources and donors such as
    • AKF - Foreign Disaster Fund of the Austrian federal government
    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
    • Others - various other donors are listed in ADA’s annual business report.
  • Type of Aid – Aid modalities: classifies transfers from the donor to the first recipient of funds such as budget support, core contributions and pooled programmes and funds to CSOs and multilateral organisations, project-type interventions, experts and other technical assistance, scholarships and student costs in donor countries, debt relief, administrative costs and other in-donor expenditures.
  • Purpose/ sector code: classifies the specific area of the recipient’s economic or social structure, funded by a bilateral contribution.
  • Tied/Untied: Untied aid is defined as loans and grants whose proceeds are fully and freely available to finance procurement from all OECD countries and substantially all developing countries. Transactions are considered tied unless the donor has, at the time of the aid offer, clearly specified a range of countries eligible for procurement which meets the tests for “untied” aid.