This one-of-a-kind book fills a gap in the literature by providing readers with a systematic approach to monitoring and evaluation (M&E) training for programs and projects. Bridging theoretical concepts with practical, how-to knowledge, the authors draw upon the scholarly literature, applied resources, and over 50 years of combined experience to provide expert guidance that can be tailored to different M&E training needs and contexts, including those for novices, professionals, organizations and their staff, community members, and other groups with a desire to learn and sustain sound M&E practices.

Training Evaluation

Learning Objectives

By the end of this chapter readers will be able to . . .

  • Describe what is training evaluation
  • Explain major methodological approaches and limitations for training evaluation
  • Outline key steps to plan for and conduct training evaluation
  • Determine who will conduct the training evaluation

This chapter introduces basic concepts and practices to plan for and conduct evaluations for M&E training. Although training evaluation is the last phase in the ADDIE model for training, it should be carefully considered and prepared for early as part of training design and development (as noted in Chapters 8 and 9). This will help ensure that training objectives are aligned with measurable results, and assessment tools can be prepared beforehand.

Historically, the evaluation of training has been ...

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