“Being part of this group put the work and goals of my institution in a completely new perspective.”
– Verena Dolabella | Project Manager | CECIP| Brasil |IPDET 2018
Based on the idea that social structures can be specifically changed and shaped, in recent decades evaluation has become a key concept worldwide for social development. Evaluation is a central instrument for planning, implementing and measuring the impact of policies, strategies, programs, projects and measures of governmental and civil society players. Both governments and civil society organizations are increasingly using evaluations to improve the effectiveness, impact, sustainability and efficiency of their activities. To invest in Evaluation Capacity Development is therefore worthwhile for the individual, the organization, and the society as a whole, whereby IPDET contributes to the increasing professionalization of evaluation worldwide.