Int. Program for Development Evaluation Training

Participant Testimonials

Impressions, insights, testimonials: Get to know the worlds leading international program in evaluation development training IPDET in our short video review of IPDET 2018.


«Back home, I am still overwhelmed with impressions after attending this amazing, consistent, intensive, useful, interesting, and unforgettable IPDET course! The new learning and absolutely outstanding people that I met there reoriented my thinking towards monitoring and evaluation as a management tool helping to make evidence-based decisions towards outcomes as behavioral or organizational change, and towards seeing evaluation as a source of learning.»
Aurelia Ciornei, Deputy Project Coordinator, Swiss Water Supply and Sanitation Project «ApaSan», Moldova, IPDET 2013

«The course was informative, engaging and interactive, liberating and exhilarating, and it provided an opportunity for developing networks and friendships, with fun galore.»
Kealeboga Gaboeletswe, Chief Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, National Strategy Office, Botswana, IPDET 2015

Students at IPDET

«IPDET was more than a learning environment for me. It was a life changing experience.»
Nonkululeko Ngcobo, Assistant Director: Programme and Policy Evaluations, Department of Social Development, South Africa, IPDET 2014

IPDET workshop

«IPDET was a stimulating and rewarding professional development experience for me. It had so much to offer: content, networking and camaraderie. IPDET brought so many actors with diverse and fascinating backgrounds and experiences on one platform and provided an opportunity to engage with them. The faculty, class instructions, facilitation, group work, hands-on approaches, course material, facilities and hospitality were world-class. The guest lecturers were the unique feature of IPDET. IPDET stands unparalleled as a world-class professional development training in M&E.»
Alok Vajpeyi, Director, Monitoring & Evaluation, Catholic Relief Services, India, IPDET 2011

«The training event was unique in several ways including: eminent trainers, well-designed training, thought provoking discussion and a trainee-centered approach.»
Enayatur Rehman, Specialist – Monitoring & Evaluation, National University of Sciences & Technology, Pakistan, IPDET 2015

Networking at IPDET

«The learning I gained from IPDET has significantly improved my methodological skills in designing impact evaluation. I have gained confidence to identify suitable impact evaluation methodology and justify my choices with confidence.»
Wayne A. Bacale, Manager, Design, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Habitat for Humanity International, Asia-Pacific Office, Thailand, IPDET 2012

IPDET lecture

«During IPDET, I gained deep knowledge and practical skills on how to build a result-based M&E system; learned about development evaluation concepts, processes and methods; understood how to conduct qualitative evaluations; realized how to assess the outcomes and impact of complex programs using quantitative, qualitative and mixed approaches. All that happened due to very effective teaching methods used by extremely experienced instructors world-renowned in the field of M&E.»
Kateryna Stolyarenko, M&E Specialist, International Organization for Migration, Ukraine, IPDET 2012

«A new roadmap has been drawn as my work has shifted to another level.»
Ninsiima Alice, Technical Monitoring Officer-WES, Ministry of Finance Planning and Economic Development, Uganda, IPDET 2014

Student collaboration at IPDET

«IPDET is one of its kind across the globe in development evaluation training ... Development evaluation will never be the same for anyone who has attended an IPDET Course.»
Julius Birungi, Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Officer and Head of M&E Unit, East African Community (EAC) Secretariat, Tanzania, IPDET 2013

Achieving the goal: IPDET Diploma

«IPDET is a good mixture of lecture-type sessions, small group work, and guest speaker presentations. We were introduced to new approaches by world-class evaluation experts, who shared their huge knowledge and practice with us, inspiring and at the same time, providing very practical tools and skills. ... The workshops were so interesting and tempting that it was hard to make a decision in which to participate.»
Lusine Hakobyan, M&E and Program Learning Director, Counterpart International, Armenia, IPDET 2012