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IPDET Online Workshops

The 2023 online WORKSHOP PROGRAM is delivered between September and October.

Registration for the 2022 program is closed!

The IPDET online workshops open a virtual room to meet, share and engage in peer-to-peer learning, combining facilitation of knowledge transfer by renowned faculty with moderated exchange among professionals around the globe. 

Those who just started their first steps in the evaluation field can solidify and deepen their foundations, and more experienced ones find some specialized topics to accommodate their specific interest.

Our international faculty consists of highly experienced renowned instructors from around the world, representing diverse perspectives from academia and evaluation practice.

Didactics are tailored to the necessities of an online learning format, combining plenary in-person sessions with discussions, video-recorded input to capture the contents within a specific time frame, self-organized group work according to the time zones participants live in, Q&A sessions etc.

Participants will be awarded an official IPDET workshop participation certificate.


One workshop covers min. 13h and max. 20h over a period of 5 days. Each workshop has a different schedule depending on the program the respective instructor(s) define. It is important to be able to commit the whole week for the workshop as fulfilling tasks individually and in small groups requires your flexibility. The detailed schedules of each workshop will be published soon.

Please be aware that participants in the workshops live in different regions of the world, and therefore in different time zones. The instructors will take this into consideration as far as possible. But please keep in mind, that it might not be possible to accommodate everybody to the full extent regarding scheduling the live sessions.

Community Building

In addition to the online workshops, IPDET offers facilitated online community events which seek to deliver virtual gathering places for the IPDET 2022 batch across the workshops. This type of community building activity offers a social forum and opportunity for exchanging ideas, questions and experiences. The online community events will draw from proven online didactics fit to encourage social interaction, networking, exchange and joint thematic reflections. They will aspire to reflect the spirit and atmosphere of the unique on-site sense of belonging and community, which represents a recognizable and distinguishable trademark of IPDET trainings.

Participants, instructors and facilitators of all workshops are invited to join the online community events.

Next to these events their are further community activities, which you can find here.

Targeted at

Individuals from NGOs, Ministries and Public Administration Institutions, bi- and multilateral development partners, Think Tanks, Universities, private firms, as well as parliamentarians who are eager to drive development in projects, programs and policies on local, national and international level.

Please see the detailed description of the workshops and for whom they are recommended for!  


Introductory, intermediate and advanced level. The descriptions of each single workshop contains clearly defined objectives and requirements that need to be taken into consideration when selecting the workshop!

Limited seats 

Small workshop groups enable a high level of interaction. Participants are selected through a competitive application.

Fees and Scholarships

A tution fee is charged per workshop. Please see all details here.

Scholarships are available. More information here

O-1: Quantitative Impact Evaluation
This workshop provides answers to `everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask’ about rigorous quantitative (experimental and quasi-experimental) impact evaluation: concepts, methods, scope and limitations.
Instructor(s)Claudia Maldonado
Recommended forEvaluators, Comissioners, Policy Makers, Practitioners
O-2: Monitoring and evaluating the SDGs: Challenges and proposed solutions
In the light of the Agenda 2030, the development of a coherent M&E System for SDGs, linked to national development priorities and plans, has become a priority. The workshop introduces key elements of evaluating sustainable development, based on (complex) systems and transformative thinking, and how these can be implemented in monitoring and evaluation systems. It offers some first solutions and discusses its practicability in various contexts.
Instructor(s)Wolfgang Meyer
Recommended forEvaluators, Practitioners
O-3: Digital Analytics for Monitoring and Evaluation
How does one make sense of this new digital data, utilizing innovative methods while adhering to rigorous evaluation protocols? This workshop provides a thorough grounding in developing a robust M&E approach for digital projects and revising existing workflows in response to the unique digital environment. Participants gain insights into data analysis for large digital datasets and discuss how to incorporate these techniques in programmatic Evaluations.
Instructor(s)Claudia Abreu Lopes, Calum Handforth
Recommended forEvaluators, Practitioners
O-4: 101 on Meta-Evaluation, or: how to evaluate Evaluations – Approaches, Methods and Findings
Participants understand the concept and added value of meta-evaluation for strengthening evaluation systems in implementing organizations. They know how to adequately design and conduct a meta-evaluation and which criteria need to be applied thereby. Topics include: designing a meta-evaluation, relevant assessment criteria, practical implementation of a meta-evaluation.
Instructor(s)Stefan Silvestrini
Recommended forComissioners, Evaluators, Policy Makers
O-5: Developing National Evaluation Systems in the public service
What is institutionalisation of evaluation in the public service, why it is important in public policy and how to institutionalise evaluation systems within the public service? The workshop explores evaluation policy, approaches to build capacity to supply and demand evaluations, evaluation standards, and approaches to ensuring use of evaluation. Participants learn from case studies of different countries and explore ways to implement in their own countries.
Instructor(s)Matodzi Michelle Amisi, Ian Goldman
Recommended forEvaluators, Management, Policy Makers, Practitioners
O-6: Theory-based causal Analysis: Process Tracing, and QCA in practice
This workshop covers the following topics: review of various causal theories and their affiliated theory-based evaluation methods; fundamentals of designing a theory-based causal analysis; applications using two case-based approaches: (1) process tracing; and (2) Qualitative Comparative Analysis.
Instructor(s)Estelle Raimondo
Recommended forEvaluators