By implementing the recommendations of our scientifically
independent studies, German development cooperation can
be made more effective, more efficient and more sustainable.
Knowing what works.
Evaluation creates a foundation of information needed formaking policy decisions. By assessing interventions objectively
we strengthen the accountability of development partners.
The lessons learnt from our evaluations are a public good.
We make the findings of our work and the methods used transparent and freely accessible.
Our work is geared to international evaluation standards.
And through our own innovation in methodology and evaluation
designs we're helping to advance evaluation practices.
Evaluation fosters institutional learning. Through our
recommendations we're helping to improve the strategies
adopted by German development cooperation players.
We're committed to the working in partnership. We
involve development partners in our evaluation processes to ensure
that cooperation takes place between equals.
Shaping sustainability. The 2030 Agenda in German development cooperation.
To the Focus Report (PDF)
Country Portfolio Reviews – A tool for strategic portfolio analysis in German development cooperation.
Open report here (PDF)
Open Procedural Guidelines here (PDF)
Opinion Monitor for Development Policy 2018
Exit from Budget Support – What are the consequences for development effectiveness?
Open Policy Brief here (PDF)
Open Evaluation Synthesis here (PDF)
Did the Philippines benefit from capacity building efforts in comprehensive land-use planning?
Open Baseline-Report here (PDF)
Sustainability in German development cooperation: meta-evaluation and evaluation synthesis
Open Meta-evaluation here (PDF)
Open Evaluation synthesis here (PDF)
How does participating in weltwärts change the volunteers and their civic engagement in Germany upon their return?
How can humanitarian and development responses to conflict-induced migration crises be linked effectively?
To the summary of the review
We conduct strategic evaluations, develop and adapt evaluation methods and approaches and promote evaluation capacity development in the partner countries of German Development Cooperation.
Reform of OECD evaluation criteria puts focus on sustainability.
Read more “Coherence” added to evaluation criteria for development cooperation
What is the significance of experimental methods for German development cooperation?
Read more Nobel Prize in economics for experimental approach to alleviating global poverty
New article investigates the potential of using remote sensing data to support the evaluation of post-disaster-recovery in the Philippines.
Read more Research on methods: measuring disaster recovery with remote sensing
Discrepancy between strategic aims and practical implementation of the global sustainability agenda in development cooperation
Read more New DEval report takes stock after four years of the 2030 Agenda
Press release on the Opinion Monitor for Development Policy.
Read more In Germany the general public are in favour of development cooperation, but doubt its effectiveness.
DEval presents a learning tool for improved country strategies.
Read more Is German development cooperation still doing the right thing in the partner country?
Human Rights in German Development Policy
Attitudes of the general public towards development cooperation and sustainable development (phase II)
Climate Change Adaptation
Supporting gender equality in post-conflict contexts
Evaluation synthesis on (official) German development cooperation in fragile contexts
Institutional Evaluation of Engagement Global
German aid from a partner perspective (Phase II)
Evaluation of the DC modality 'triangular cooperation'
Effectiveness of German Development Cooperation in dealing with conflict-induced forced migration crises