CIDA approves three-year grant to IPDEDET

The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) has agreed to renew its support of the Carleton University-World Bank International Program for Development Evaluation Training (IPDET) for the next three years.

CIDA has substantially increased its funding to IPDET, committing $590,000 to the program for the period 2008 through 2010.

“This is further recognition of Carleton’s growing reputation as an international centre of expertise in program evaluation,” says Katherine Graham, the dean of the Faculty of Public Affairs.

“We value our partnership with CIDA in the highest terms, and look forward to continuing this productive working relationship in the years ahead.”

The faculty has been home to IPDET since 2001. According to Graham, the key to IPDET’s success has been the shared commitment and complementary skills of Carleton and the World Bank in delivering this relevant and dynamic program.

In addition, Graham recognizes the work of Linda Morra-Imas and Ray Rist, the key instructors provided by the Bank Group for the certificate program.

Since its inception, IPDET has attracted more than 1,000 participants from over 120 countries. Students are senior and middle managers in developing country governments, aid agencies and non-governmental organizations, who are responsible for designing and implementing policy, program and project evaluations. Readers can find more information at www.ipdet.org.

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