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Letter from Caroline Heider, Director General, Independent Evaluation Group, World Bank

Dear Evaluation Community,

Over the years, the International Program for Development Evaluation Training (IPDET) has grown to become one of the most successful training programs in development evaluation.

It is a great pleasure to announce the selected partner for the management and delivery for IPDET 2.0 is Center for Evaluation (CEval), Germany in consortium with University of Bern, Switzerland.

This consortium brings long standing roots in development evaluation training and dynamic faculty with strong experience. The institutions both offer Europe’s longest-standing demand-oriented master’s and continuing education programs in evaluation. The new IPDET program will be held at the University of Bern, itself affording a central position in Switzerland, and supported by their center of excellence for adult learning. CEval and University of Bern bring strong strategic orientation to the path of IPDET 2.0 ahead.

The 2018 program will be delivered during the last two weeks of July through a one-week Core Course, taught by Linda Morra and Ray Rist, followed by one week of in-depth workshops, taught by a dynamic group of renowned international faculty drawn from organizations around the world including Bassirou Chitou, Wolfgang Meyer, Michael Patton, Reinhard Stockmann, as well as specialists from IEG and other parts of the international evaluation community.  The program will offer new ideas, concepts, and methods around evaluation and that are in line with the challenges of our time and relevant for an increasingly complex and interconnected world.  Information about the program and registration details will be available by the end of March 2018.

IPDET 2.0 will evolve to address new topics in evaluation, new modalities of learning and new forms of engagement with actors in the global south.  It will retain the unique, successful features of the original program: strong community, strong faculty, strong content. Please join us in celebrating and welcoming the new IPDET 2.0 partners. The dynamic team of Steffi Krapp, Verena Friedrich, Wolfgang Meyer, and Reinhard Stockmann will be introducing themselves to you here shortly in this listserv space, so stay tuned!

All the Best,
Caroline Heider
Director General, Evaluation, Senior VP
Independent Evaluation Group