Participant Profile, 2001 - 2015
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.
IPDET attracts between 200 - 250 participants on an annual basis.
Over the last number of years, gender distribution at IPDET has had an almost perfect
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.
Age distribution, IPDET 2015:
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 Master’s 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.
Highest education level, IPDET 2015:
Since the program's inception in 2001, IPDET has been characterized by a high degree
of regional diversity. The majority of students attend IPDET from Africa and the Americas.
Participants by Region, IPDET 2015:
IPDET participants represent many different types of organizations including: governmental, non-governmental, private enterprise, United Nations and the World Bank.