In order to evaluate the impact of its investment projects, BIO uses a tool (Geschäftspolitisches Projectrating: GPR©) developed by its German counterpart, Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft (DEG).
BIO uses two criteria to measure the impact of its projects:
- its developmental impact
- the strategic role of BIO
Evaluation criteria for each of the factors measured form a grid on the basis of which the projects and investments are rated (6 categories, from “very good” to “inadequate”). The GPR is applied to every project throughout the whole investment process, from identification to structuring of the investment and up until its exit from the portfolio.