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What IPDET stands for

The International Program for Development Evaluation Training (IPDET) cooperates with strategic partners to build a global, inclusive, multi-disciplinary community committed to evaluative evidence improving development outcomes. We create space for people engaged in evaluation to come together to learn, exchange knowledge, and collaborate.

IPDET is an executive training program that aims to provide decision makers, managers and practitioners with the tools that are required to commission, manage and evaluate policies, programs, and projects at the local, national, regional, and global levels as well as use those evaluations for decision-making. IPDET sets a great focus on practice and provides a diversified approach for audiences from different organizations and sectors who play different roles in the evaluation process.

The summer program in Bern consists of a one-week core course on fundamentals of evaluation, followed by two weeks of workshops on specialized topics and latest developments in the field. In the light of the Covid-19 crisis, IPDET has introduced a fully virtual program in 2020 and 2021, adapting to the constraints of the pandemic and emphasizing the relevance of and need for evaluation in the COVID-19 context where real time evaluation is critical for decision making. A combination of onsite and online formats will be offered from 2022 onwards, providing the best possible conditions for mutual learning and exchanging for our participants.

Our courses and workshops are taught by an experienced group of renowned international faculty drawn from organizations around the world.

Come and join the global IPDET community onsite in Bern and/or virtually in our online events for a unique experience of learning and networking!

Read IPDET`s newly published Evaluation Capacity Development Strategy to get more insights!
IPDET’s core values comprise: