What Is IPDET?
Established in 2001, the International Program for Development Evaluation Training (IPDET) is an executive
training program that aims to provide managers and practitioners the generic tools required
to evaluate development policies, programs, and projects at the local, national, regional, and
global levels. The program features a two-week Core Course, followed by two weeks of in-depth
workshops, taught by a dynamic group of renowned international faculty drawn
from Southern and Northern organizations. An intensive and unique training initiative of the
Independent Evaluation Group of the World Bank and Carleton University, it is best known for its
flagship training program offered each summer in Ottawa, Canada.
Take a look at the 2013 catalogue for more information.
IPDET strives to provide a program in which participants:
develop basic knowledge of development evaluation concepts, processes, and methods (CoreCourse);
increase or upgrade their current depth or level of evaluation knowledge and skills (workshops);
enhance specific skills in designing and conducting evaluations of development programs;
meet people from around the globe who are engaged in development evaluation; and
create networks for future collaboration and knowledge sharing.