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IPDET Online Workshops

The IPDET 2023 Online WORKSHOP PROGRAM is delivered between September and November.

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. with the usage of our eLearning platform.

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. Please see the detailed schedules on the workshop descriptions.

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.

Targeted at

Individuals from NGOs, Ministries and Public Administration Institutions, bi- and multilateral development partners, Think Tanks, (Development) Activists, 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

Community Building

IPDET provides virtual space to meet and exchange with the international evaluation community beyond the workshops. We highly encourage you to join! Find all community activites here.


You are interested in the IPDET Online Workshops? Please watch this video from our 2023 Kick-off to get more insights:

O-1: Quantitative Impact Evaluation
Does your program work? How can you be sure? Are experimental methods the gold standard of evaluation? Are other methods valid and useful to answer questions about impact? This workshop is a user-friendly introduction to rigorous quantitative impact evaluation (experimental & quasi-experimental), its concepts, scope, methods and limitations. If you are interested in impact evaluation, but too afraid (of math and statistical formulae) to ask, this is the workshop for you.
Instructor(s)Claudia Maldonado
Recommended forEvaluators, Commissioners, Policy Makers, Practitioners, Activists
O-2: Sampling
The workshop gives an overview and some practical hints for selecting a method without getting too deep into details of the methodologies. For visiting the course, it is not necessary to have knowledges in mathematics and statistics, further information on these topics is provided in additional voluntary videos.
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
LevelIntroductory to intermediate
O-4: 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