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Posted June 11, 2012


The International Program for Development Evaluation Training Returns to Carleton for its 12th Year

Ottawa - More than 200 professionals from around the world involved in development evaluation and programming will gather at Carleton University from June 11 to July 6 for the 12th year of the International Program for Development Evaluation Training (IPDET).

“This year, participants will come from 75 different countries and the number of applications has been extraordinary,” says Julia Thompson, the manager of IPDET. “There is a real recognition of the value of this program.”

To date, the program has trained over 3,500 professionals.

The program equips participants with the information and skills necessary to evaluate development initiatives which, in turn, helps governments, international agencies, non-governmental organizations and graduate students report on the results of development initiatives to citizens and donors.

IPDET consists of two major components: a core course in the first two weeks and specialized workshops in weeks three and four. This year, the program is introducing several new mini-workshops to reflect the changing needs of the development population.

With support from the governments of Canada, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Netherlands, Denmark and Norway, as well as international and multilateral organizations such as the United Nations Population Fund, IPDET has awarded more than 80 scholarships this year to candidates from governments and non-governmental organizations in the developing world.

IPDET was founded by Drs. Ray C. Rist and Linda Morra Imas of the Independent Evaluation Group of the World Bank and is run collaboratively with Carleton University’s Faculty of Public Affairs.

A detailed schedule of the four-week program is available at

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