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International Program for Development Evaluation Training

Better Evaluations for a Better World

The International Program for Development Evaluation Training (IPDET) is a globally recognized and respected player in advanced training in the field of evaluation. The courses and workshops are tailored to the needs of professionals who commission, manage, practice or use evaluations.

This unique training program brings together global expertise in evaluation to build foundational and advanced knowledge and skill in evaluation. Over the past years, more than 4000 professionals received training and joined the global and multi-disciplinary IPDET network.

2020 Online Program

The 2020 IPDET program consisted of 7 Mini-Series events, an Evaluation Hackathon and 8 Online workshops.

2021 Online and On-site Program

The 2021 IPDET Program will take place both online as well as on-site in Bern. Take a look at the tentative program.

2019 Program Review

This was IPDET 2019!
Watch last year´s keynote speeches and see the participant´s feedback review here.

This was the Online Program 2020!

In light of the evolving COVID-19 situation around the world, we have moved IPDET 2020 to a fully-virtual format and are offering a range of online course options for participants. The new IPDET 2020 program consisted of three types of offerings: mini-series, workshops, and a hackathon, which were conducted over the period of June to November.

The newly designed IPDET 2020 was targeted to meet the needs of individuals working in different organizations around the world – from novice to established evaluators, parliamentarians, as well as decision makers as the commissioners or users of evaluations – and emphasizes the relevance of and need for evaluation, especially in the COVID-19 context where real time evaluation is critical for decision making.

IPDET 2020 continued being a platform that enables peer-to-peer learning between individuals from around the globe engaged in evaluation and helps deepen networks of collaboration and knowledge sharing.

Having made IPDET 2020 virtual opened us up to innovative and creative new ways of providing top-quality M&E training to a wider audience around the world.

Event Reviews

IPDET Evaluation Hackathon Review








The award ceremony demonstrated the truly innovative and international reach of the event, with 577 participants from 114 countries joining to think about some of the most pressing evaluation challenges.

– Sophie Sirtaine | Director of Strategy and Operations at World Bank Group IEG

“Attending IPDET did not only refine my M&E knowledge, but it also made me a member of a global M&E-family for professional networking, learning and supporting one another.”

– Mr. Godfrey Bwanika | Lecturer | Uganda Martyrs University | Uganda | IPDET 2018