Partners & Sponsors

IPDET could not have achieved its results without the ongoing financial, intellectual and non-financial contributions from many different institutions and individuals. Scholarship funds have been essential in enabling many Southern participants to attend IPDET each year. We thank our sponsoring organizations for their assistance in covering tuition fees, accommodation and travel for many worthwhile participants.


IPDET has been a collaborative effort between two partners, the Independent Evaluation Group of the World Bank, and the Faculty of Public Affairs at Carleton University till early 2017.

Carleton University has decided to disengage from IPDET and the World Bank is currently in the process of identifying a new delivery institution for the IPDET program offering 2018 and beyond.

Independent Evaluation Group of the World Bank The Independent Evaluation Group (IEG), The World Bank Group. IEG reaches out to development partners through studies and capacity-building initiatives and evaluates the lasting contribution of the Bank to a country’s overall development. IEG’s country, sectoral, thematic, and global evaluations are dedicated to improving development results.
Faculty of Public Affairs The Faculty of Public Affairs (FPA), Carleton University. FPA is one of Canada’s premier educational organizations in public administration and international affairs. The faculty offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs for professionals from Canada and around the world who are in the early and middle stages of their careers. FPA is home to the Arthur Kroeger College of Public Affairs, a special honors program for the next generation of leaders in Canadian society.

IPDET’s efforts are supported by various international development agencies, including:

2016 Sponsors

CLEAR Latin America The CLEAR Latin America Center focuses on supporting the construction of national and sub-national Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) systems to measure the effectiveness and results of public programs and policies. To achieve this goal, the Center conducts applied research about the topic, offers training programs and provides technical assistance services that encourage the development of M&E capacities and performance management systems.
Global Affairs Canada

Global Affairs Canada (formerly the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development) is Canada’s lead agency for development assistance. It has a mandate to support sustainable development in developing countries in order to reduce poverty and to contribute to a more secure, equitable, and prosperous world.

The IPDET program is undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada provided through Global Affairs Canada.

Le programme IPDET est réalisé avec l’appui financier du gouvernement du Canada accordé par l'Affaires mondiales Canada.

Department for International Development The Department for International Development (DFID) is the part of the UK Government that manages Britain's aid to poor countries and works to get rid of extreme poverty. DFID supports long-term programmes to help tackle the underlying causes of poverty. DFID also responds to emergencies, both natural and man-made.
Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs coordinates and carries out Dutch foreign policy at its headquarters in The Hague and through its missions abroad. It is likewise the channel through which the Dutch Government communicates with foreign governments and international organisations. Development cooperation is one of the main tasks of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, with a strong committment made to tackling global poverty.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark (Danida) is a globally operating organisation. Danida works for Denmark’s interests and values in relation to the surrounding world in a manner that furthers the freedom, security and welfare of Danes in a more peaceful and just world, with development and economic growth for all.
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is part of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland. The primary philosophy of SDC is to fight poverty through participatory programs, creating sustainable improvements in peoples’ lives by involving them in the process. Its main intentions are to improve access to education and basic health care, to promote environmental health, to encourage economic and governmental autonomy, and to improve equity in labor.
United Nations Population Fund The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is an international development agency that promotes the right of every woman, man and child to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity. UNFPA supports countries in using population data for policies and programmes to reduce poverty and to ensure that every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, every young person is free of HIV/AIDS, and every girl and woman is treated with dignity and respect.


Previous sponsors have included...

African Development Bank The African Development Bank (AfDB) is the premier financial development institution of Africa, dedicated to combating poverty and improving the lives of people of the continent and engaged in the task of mobilizing resources towards the economic and social progress of its Regional Member Countries.The Bank’s mission is to promote economic and social development through loans, equity investments, and technical assistance.
Commonwealth Secretariat The Commonwealth Secretariat is the main intergovernmental agency of the Commonwealth, facilitating consultation and co-operation among member governments and countries. Among other things, it stresses the need to foster international peace and security; democracy; liberty of the individual and equal rights for all; and the importance of eradicating poverty, ignorance and disease.
Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining The Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD) works for the elimination of anti-personnel mines and for the reduction of the humanitarian impact of other landmines and explosive remnants of war. To this end, the GICHD, in partnership with others, provides operational assistance, creates and disseminates knowledge, improves quality management and standards, and supports instruments of international law, all aimed at increasing the performance and professionalism of mine action.
International Development Research Centre The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is a Canadian Crown corporation created to help developing countries use science and technology to find practical, long-term solutions to the social, economic, and environmental problems they face. Support is directed toward developing an indigenous research capacity to sustain policies and technologies that developing countries need to build healthier, more equitable, and more prosperous societies.
Norwegian Agency for Development Coordination The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) is a directorate under the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA). Norad's most important task is to contribute in the international cooperation to fight poverty. A key part of Norad’s mandate is to contribute to effective management of development funds and ensure that the Norwegian development cooperation has high quality and is evaluated.
Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency The overall goal of Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) is to contribute to making it possible for poor people to improve their living conditions. It is SIDA’s belief that by reducing injustices and poverty throughout the world, better opportunities are created for development, peace and security for all people and nations. In an increasingly globalised world we are all dependent on, and affected by, each other.