Int. Program for Development Evaluation Training

Partners and Sponsors

IPDET could not have achieved its past results and cannot achieve its future results without the ongoing financial, intellectual and non-financial contributions from many different institutions and individuals. Scholarship funds have been essential in enabling many Southern participants to attend IPDET each year. We thank our sponsoring organizations for their assistance in covering tuition fees, accommodation and travel for many worthwhile participants.


Since IPDET’s beginnings in 2001 until early 2017, the Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) has formed a collaborative partnership with Carleton University. Carleton University decided to disengage from IPDET due to internal reorganization. . After an extensive selection process, University of Bern and the German Center for Evaluation were chosen to partner with IEG beginning in 2018 to strengthen and continue a strong brand and widely appreciated program. 

Independent Evaluation Group

The Independent Evaluation Group (IEG), the World Bank Group. IEG reaches out to development partners through studies and capacity-building initiatives and evaluates the lasting contribution of the World Bank to a country’s overall development. IEG’s country, sectoral, thematic, and global evaluations are dedicated to improving development results.

German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development

Together with its partners worldwide, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is working for poverty reduction, food security, peace, freedom, democracy and human rights, and environmental protection. Development cooperation is one of the most important instruments for achieving these goals and for securing a future for people in developing countries.

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation

The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is part of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland. The primary philosophy of SDC is to fight poverty through participatory programs, creating sustainable improvements in peoples’ lives by involving them in the process. Its main intentions are to improve access to education and basic health care, to promote environmental health, to encourage economic and governmental autonomy, and to improve equity in labor.

Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) coordinates and carries out Dutch foreign policy at its headquarters in the Hague and through its missions abroad. It is likewise the channel through which the Dutch government communicates with foreign governments and international organizations. Development cooperation is one of the main tasks of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, with a strong commitment to tackling global poverty.