Issues Brief 2 - Options for Strengthening IFSD: Peer Review, UN-DESA
by: United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA)

It is important to understand what peer review is not. It is not a substitute for, or analogous to, compliance mechanisms or other dispute settlement bodies, such as courts. Review is motivated by a shared effort to implement mutually agreed goals. Thus, while it encompasses monitoring and review, the purpose is to facilitate implementation through a constructive, persuasive and non-adversarial process. Peer review rests fundamentally on the equality of the parties concerned; thus it is compatible with notions of national sovereignty. Commitment to the process of peer review, and its institutionalization, is one of the channels through which change is effected.

Download Publication
Copyright (c) United Nations 2011 | Terms of Use | Privacy Notice | Contact | Site Map | New