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IPDET 2023 On-Site review

The IPDET 2023 On-Site program took place from July 10 to 21 at the University of Bern!

171 participants from 63 countries joined at the University of Bern for an intensive time of learning, exchanging, and networking in the Core Course on the fundamentals of evaluation, and/ or in 11 workshops on cutting-edge evaluation topics as well as in the various side events.

Opening recording

On July 10 from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. CEST the IPDET On-Site had been launched by the Mayor of Bern, the Rector of the University of Bern, and Dugan Fraser, Program Manager of the Global Evaluation Initiative, followed by introducing the participants, the program, and the Core Course on fundamentals of evaluation.

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Panel Discussion recording

On Wednesday, July 19 at 2:00 p.m. CEST a Panel Discussion took place at the IPDET On-Site to celebrate 40 years OECD DAC Network on Development Evaluation!

Topic: “Development Evaluation between partner orientation and domestic accountability”

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IPDET organized jointly with DAC EvalNet’s current chair, Prof. Jörg Faust (Director of the German Institute for Development Evaluation, DEval) a panel discussion on the importance of evaluation criteria and standards for evaluation practices in countries of the Global South. The panel discussed the role of norms, standards and criteria in development evaluation as well as potential avenues of strengthening partner orientation.


  • Jörg Faust (Director of the German Institute for Development Evaluation)
  • Jos Vaessen (Advisor of the Independent Evaluation Group of the WBG and Deputy Head of Global Evaluation Initiative)
  • Silvia Salinas Mulder (Senior strategy advisor, and evaluator in the social development sector)
  • Aji Sainabou Jallow (Directorate of Development Planning, Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs, The Gambia).


We’ve put together exciting articles about some of the workshops and offerings from our On-Site program for you to read and share:

IPDET 2023 On-Site considers evaluation in social justice

IPDET 2023 On-Site contributed to “green evaluation”

IPDET 2023 On-Site cooperates with UN

Interviews with IPDET participants and instructors