terms of reference


The GeneraTOR will guide you through writing the different sections of a ToR / RFP. It will generate a word document with your saved information which can then be further refined and/or reviewed by others.

Below is a screenshot of the GeneraTOR. The left hand side allows you to navigate through the various sections of a ToR. Typically, a good ToR would include these sections and many organisations use them in their standard TOR template.

BE FAQ: How do I prepare and distribute Request for Proposal and Terms of Reference documents?

Alice Macfarlan's picture 1st June 2017 by Alice Macfarlan

We often get email enquiries asking for advice in preparing the documents used to invite evaluators to prepare proposals to do an evaluation.  These documents have a variety of labels including Request for Proposal (RFP), Terms of Reference (TOR), and Scope of Work (SOW). The advice below focuses on two important aspects in this: writing a good RFP/TOR, and sharing it in ways that will create the best pool of proposals.

Announcing the IDRC Program Managers' Guide to Evaluation and the GeneraTOR

greet_peersman's picture 27th September 2016 by greet_peersman

We’re excited to announce the launch of the BetterEvaluation and IDRC (International Development Research Centre) Program Managers’ Guide to Evaluation and GeneraTOR. We will be sharing it for the first time at the European Evaluation Society conference in Maastricht this week.  The Guide and the GeneraTOR are available in both English and French.