NZAID Guideline on Developing Terms of Reference for Reviews and Evaluation

This guide from NZAID provides suggestions on how to develop clear Terms of Reference (TOR) for reviews and evaluations. It also includes examples of best practice in TOR and a template that can be used to support the development of TOR.


  • NZAID reviews and evaluations
  • Why evaluate or review? 
  • Guiding principles of evaluative activities
  • The importance of TOR
  • What do we mean by TOR?
  • The process of developing TOR
  • What to include in your TOR
  • Questions to be answered in an Evaluation Plan
  • Examples of Good Practice
  • Template for TOR for review or evaluation


NZAID New Zealand's International Aid & Development Agency, Wellington New Zealand

Resource via DM&E (Design, Monitoring and Evaluation for Peacebuilding)

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