While there are many guidelines and tools to support those conducting evaluations, there are far fewer resources specifically focused on commissioners and managers of evaluation.
Yet we know that evaluation capacity depends on the quality of the demand for evaluation as well as the quality of the supply of evaluation. In particular, the appropriateness and comprehensiveness of the Terms of Reference are critically important, whether an evaluation is conducted externally or internally.
To meet this need, BetterEvaluation has partnered with the International Development Research Centre to create the Managers' Guide to Evaluation and the GeneraTOR.
The Guide provides a clear and systematic guide for managers, with links to further detail and examples as required. In addition, it incorporates a GeneraTOR which prompts for particular information to produce a draft Terms of Reference document which can be shared, reviewed and finalised with other stakeholders.
Quick link to the Guide
Thanks to the International Development Research Centre, the Guide and the integrated GeneraTOR can be accessed freely through the BetterEvaluation Site. You can access the English version of the guide here and the Français ici.
How to access the GeneraTOR:
To access the GeneraTOR you will need to sign in as a BetterEvaluation member, which is also free. Login to your BetterEvaluation account and hit the "GeneraTOR" tab on your profile page. (You can join BetterEvaluation here if you aren't already a member).