IPDET is a collaborative effort between three partners. This partnership brings long-standing roots in Development Evaluation and Training as well as strong faculty with on-the-ground experience.
The Independent Evaluation Group (IEG), The World Bank Group. IEG reaches out to development partners through studies and capacity-building initiatives and evaluates the lasting contribution of the Bank to a country’s overall development. IEG’s country, sectoral, thematic, and global evaluations are dedicated to improving development results.
The Evaluation Group is a unit within the University of Bern’s Centre for University Continuing Education (ZUW). ZUW was founded in 1990 and employs close to 20 people across different disciplines. ZUW provides continuing education for professionals and supports the University of Bern’s faculty in offering continuing education. ZUW’s Evaluation Group has been providing education and training in evaluation for professionals since 2002. It offers evaluation consulting and conducts evaluations (mainly in the context of higher education); undertakes research on evaluation; and engages within the Swiss Evaluation Society, SEVAL, and the Gesellschaft für Evaluation DeGEval), mainly through contributing to the discourse on professionalization in evaluation (i.e. working on the development of competence frameworks for evaluators and evaluation managers).
The Center for Evaluation, Saarbrücken is a unique evaluation research, consulting and education institution in Germany. Since 2002 it conducts evaluations in various different fields of civil society and state action, advises public and private organizations in developing monitoring systems and designing evaluations, and provides academic and non-academic education and training programs in the field of monitoring and evaluation. The main thematic areas of CEval are development cooperation, education, culture, labor market, environment, health and social services. The results of its work are regularly utilized in basic research and then fed back into academic and scientific discourses, for example by publishing scientific articles and textbooks, or hosting international conferences. CEval thus contributes both to the further development of evaluation research and to keeping a wider public audience informed. The CEval team led by Prof. Dr. Reinhard Stockmann, his deputy Dr. habil Wolfgang Meyer and CEO Dr. Stefan Silvestrini, is involved in the further development and implementation of IPDET. In this respect, pioneering work was carried out by CEval by drawing up the concept paper: "The Evaluation Capacity Development Approach of IPDET", which forms the basis for the new program structure and the decentralization strategy still to be developed. CEval has not only played a leading role in further improving the Core Course in terms of content and didactics, but also provides trainers for the Core Course and offers consolidation and advanced workshops.