Evaluation Network member - Germany


Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development


Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche
Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung
12 03 22
53045 Bonn


Tel  +49 (0) 228 9 95 35-0

Fax: +49 (0) 228 9 95 35-35 00


Website: Evaluation Unit

Department background


The lead agency for the evaluation of Germany development cooperation is the Evaluation and Audit Division of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ-E).  It has the overall responsibility for the evaluation system of German development cooperation, is tasked with providing guidance and quality assurance of evaluation systems of implementing agencies, and represents Germany in international evaluation fora.  BMZ has devolved the responsiblity for systematic and independent project evaluation of concluded interventions of its bilateral aid to its implementing agencies, including GTZ and KfW (the two largest agencies).  The evaluation units of GTZ and KfW manage evaluations of Technical Cooperation and Financial Cooperation respectively.  An evaluation working group led by BMZ-E helps to ensure coordination between BMZ's evaluation unit and the units of four major implementing agencies, including KfW and GTZ.  BMZ's management and implementation system is poised for reforms, including in particular a merger of three technical cooperation agencies, which might have repercussions also on evaluation functions.




The publication "Better Aid: Evaluation in Development Agencies" provides individual evaluation profiles for each member of the DAC Network on Development Evaluation.

Each profile provides information on the core elements of the evaluation function set-up and management, including the mandate of the unit, mechanisms to protect independence and ensure quality, reporting lines and distribution of evaluation reports.




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