Committee members are requested to rate the applications according to the set of qualification criteria on a scale from 0 (neutral/negative) to 10 (positive) and identify top selected initiatives in several suggested categories.

The Review Committee acts on an ad honorem basis and follow the principle of “independent” votes ensuring that committee members do not evaluate initiatives that they are engaged in. Additionally, an adjusted average calculation method is applied to remove extremes of the highest and lowest scores for each initiative.

The UNCTAD secretariat compiles scores from all individual members and share the results with the Committee. UNCTAD will organise a Webinar with the Committee members in the process of the assessment to enable the committee discuss initiatives and assessment details. In case of a significant divergence of views further discussions are conduced to achieve consensus.