The International Program for Development Evaluation Training (IPDET) is an executive development evaluation training developed in 1999–2000 and first implemented in 2001 as a joint collaboration between the Independent Evaluation Group of the World Bank Group, and Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.
Over the past 15 years until 2016, more than 3,500 participants came to IPDET from 125 developed and developing countries, government, nongovernmental organizations, bilateral and multilateral development agencies, research firms, universities, and the private sector.
After a break in 2017, from 2018 onward IPDET 2.0 will be offered in the heart of Europe, in Bern, the capital of Switzerland. As a consortium, the University of Bern in Switzerland and the Center for Evaluation at the Saarland University in Germany bring together two key European evaluation hubs. They both offer Europe’s longest-standing demand-oriented master’s and continuing education programs in evaluation.
The 2018 IPDET courses will take place in Bern, Switzerland. Bern and Switzerland provide an attractive site, with numerous tourist highlights, easy and rapid access to two international airports, and the presence of universities, governmental and non-governmental organizations and international firms. Bern offers IPDET participants not only excellent study conditions, but also a supportive learning environment with many opportunities for networking and exchange.
Read the letter from Caroline Heider, Director General, Independent Evaluation Group, World Bank.