How to perform evaluations – Model ToR

This guide produced by the Global Affairs Canada (formerly Canadian International Development Agency, CIDA)  was developed to support staff to write clear and simple Terms of Reference (ToR) for evaluations.

The guide provides a template which gives tips and examples for each section of the ToR  to allow ease of use.


  • Using this guide
  • How to prepare TORs
  • Evaluation Title
  • Investment Profile
  • Reasons for Evaluation
  • Scope and Focus
  • Stakeholder Involvement
  • Accountabilities and Responsibilities
  • Evaluation Process
  • Deliverables
  • Evaluator Qualifications
  • Internal Cost Projection


Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) 2000. How to Perform Evaluations – Model ToR, Quebec Canada, CIDA.

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