Participant Profile (2001 - 2012)
Each year IPDET brings together a diverse
network of professionals from a wide range
of countries. Each participant brings with
them their own unique experiences and a
willingness to learn and grow from the new
experiences that IPDET has to offer.
Since the program's inception in 2001, IPDET has been characterized by a high degree
of regional diversity. The average annual distribution for years 2001-2011 is
IPDET 2012 regional distribution:
The majority of IPDET participants have historically been between the ages of 30
and 49. This is reflective of the IPDET’s objective of meeting the professional
development needs of senior and mid-level evaluation and audit professionals.
IPDET 2012 age distribution:
Over the last seven years, gender distribution at IPDET has had an almost perfect
The academic nature of the IPDET program requires that participants are able to
understand instructional materials targeted to a graduate level. For this reason,
individuals with a Masters degree or higher are typical of the participant pool.
However, participants with lower levels of education are also admitted,
particularly when their work experience is highly relevant.
IPDET 2012 participant education level:
Work Profiles of Participants
IPDET mostly attracts professionals who are in evaluation, management, or operations (these categories are not mutually exclusive). Historically, 83% have been directly involved in evaluation, with 17% having an indirect involvement.
In terms of the organizations that the participants work in, the percentage breakdown is as follows:
- Government ministries or agencies : 33%
- Financial institutions (e.g. development banks, central banks): 7%
- International/regional development organizations: 9%
- Research institutes, Think Tanks, or universities: 8%
- NGOs: 10%
- The World Bank Group: 9%
- U.N. or U.N. Specialized Agency: 13%
- Private Enterprise/Consultants: 5%
- Other: 6%