The German Institute for Development Evaluation (Deutsches Evaluierungsinstitut der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit; DEval) is mandated to evaluate German development cooperation.
Through its evidence-based evaluations and related work, the institute aims to increase the impact of German development cooperation and thereby to enhance its legitimacy.
DEval also provides evidence and recommendations to the German Bundestag and thus supports it in performing its parliamentary role of checking the work of the executive.
As a federal research institution, we set high standards to ensure that our evaluations are scientifically sound and independent. We align our work with international standards and our networks in the international evaluation community allow us to continually develop our practice. DEval is a member of the European Evaluation Society (EES), the Gesellschaft für Evaluation e.V. (DeGEval) and the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI) among others.