Inhaltliche Peer Review des Gesamtstaatlichkeits-Ansatzes (WGA) der Österreichischen Entwicklungspolitik

Contract partner: ÖFSE - Österreichische Forschungsstiftung für Internationale Entwicklung Country: Entwicklungsländer, unspezifisch Funding amount: € 8.640,00 Project start: 08.10.2020 End: 31.10.2021

Short Description:

Overall goal

The Peer Review is supposed to enhance the substantive quality of the 'Evaluation and Evidence Synthesis of the Whole-of-Government Approach (WGA) in Austrian Development Policy'

Expected results

- Supporting evaluation management in developing a suitable approach, scope and focus at the outset of the evaluation

- Contributing to the quality assurance of the evaluation

- Enhancing the participatory evaluation process

- Ensuring the consideration of developments and discourses related to the Whole-of-Government Approach

Target group / Beneficiaries

The target group of this peer review is a) ADA's Evaluation Unit (3 People), b) the Evaluation Team who are conducting the strategic Evaluations (1-2 people) and c) the participants of the workhop/s,as part of this review process.


The Content Peer Reviewer contributes with her/his substantive expertise to the quality of the evaluation by commenting in written form on the ToR of the evaluation, the suggested approach and focus, as well as the draft reports and Tools and participate in the workshop/s which are part of the review process. Furthermore she/he will discuss and provide a written input to ADC’s After Action Review exercise in which the lessons learned from the review process will be shared.


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 number 2835-04/2020
source of funding OEZA
sector Staatsführung & Zivilgesellschaft, allgemein
tied 0
modality Other technical assistance
  • 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.