The DAC Peer Review Reference Guide provides a solid, explicit and transparent analytical framework for reviewing the performance of DAC members. The components of analysis and indicators by which they will be measured, are based on internationally agreed benchmarks, DAC good practice papers and guidelines, criteria for the admission of new DAC members and nationally selected commitments. It takes into account the changing development landscape, including recent international commitments, the mandate and overarching objectives of the DAC and emerging issues. While the reference guide provides benchmarks and conditions that define a good and effective development co-operation actor, each peer review is situated in its own context. The guide is organised according to the chapters of the Peer Review secretariat report which are: Global efforts for sustainable development; Policy vision and framework; Financing for development; Structure and systems; Delivery modalities and partnerships, globally, regionally and at country-level; Results, evaluation and learning; and Fragility, crises and humanitarian assistance.
The Reference Guide should be read in conjunction with the Information Note on the DAC Peer Review which describes the review process and the roles and responsibilities of participants.