Int. Program for Development Evaluation Training

What is IPDET?

What are IPDET 1.0 and 2.0?

Founded in 2001, the International Program for Development Evaluation Training (IPDET) is an executive training program that aims to provide managers and practitioners with the generic tools required to evaluate development policies, programs, and projects at the local, national, regional, and global levels.

Until 2016, the program featured a four-week core course, followed by two weeks of in-depth workshops, taught by renowned faculty from organizations around the world. The highly responsive program was tailored to the needs and requirements of developing countries. The curriculum took into consideration the international shift in focus from project evaluation to more complex program-, policy-, country-, and even global-level evaluation.

Over the 15 years of IPDET in Ottawa, Canada, many graduates returned to the program for continuing professional education. IPDET alumni occupy senior- and mid-level evaluation, audit, and management positions in developed and developing country governments, non-governmental organizations, bilateral and multilateral development agencies, and the private sector.

A revised IPDET 2.0 will feature in 2018 a two-week core course, followed by one week of diverse workshops, taught by an experienced group of renowned international faculty drawn from organizations around the world. The IPDET 2.0 long-term vision consists of the up-to-date principles such as: decentralization, more “South”, taking up new challenges in evaluation and international development, integration of online-formats, linking up with academic degree programs, a greater focus on practice and a broader target group spectrum.
The core course will improve the delivery of foundations of evaluation. Workshops will focus on different target groups at different levels (beginners and advanced).