2019 Program Information

IPDET refers to evaluators with none or only few prior knowledge and experience in evaluation, as well as experienced evaluators, commissioners, decision makers, and policy makers from NGOs, Ministries/Public Administration Institutions, bi- and multilateral development partners, Think Tanks, Universities, private firms, as well as parliamentarians from all over the world, especially from developing countries.

Although the context of IPDET is development evaluation, it is not limited to that perspective as most of the participants work in their countries in different organizations in different positions in the field of evaluation; some have already quite a lot of experience and knowledge in evaluation, some have none.

In 2019 the program will be conducted in 3 weeks. First week Core Course (July 15 - 19, 2019), followed by two weeks of workshops (July 22 - August 02, 2019).

For the 2019 program we are aiming specifically at integrating south perspectives, a more diversified faculty (by gender, age and region) and current developments in the field, as well as approaching different target groups with different knowledge and experience in evaluation (evaluators, commissioners, policy makers, parliamentarians).


The Participants booking the first two weeks or the whole three weeks are invited to join an excursion to the Alps on July 21st, 2019. In 2018, participants enjoyed a fantastic day on the "Stockhorn" 2,190 m above sea level.

For participants staying week 2 and 3 or the whole three weeks we will organize a trip to the “Gurten” with different leisure activities on July 27th or 28th, 2019.


Important dates
February 27, 2019 Registration opens.
March 31, 2019 Deadline for submission of scholarship applications (including curriculum vitae and letter of support).
April 15, 2019 Last day to qualify for an early bird price (a full payment is required).
May 27, 2019 Registration closed!

Registration is extended until June 10th!

June 17, 2019 Due date for the final payment.