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 Follow-Up Activities


As the title of this last category reflects, the following are not necessary activities but actions or techniques to support training objectives after training.


When effectively conducted, training follow-up supports continued learning and transfer of learning into practice (training transfer).


Training follow-up requires an additional investment of time and resources, and trainers may not always be available to support. It can also risk “overkill” or trainee “burnout” and interfere with other responsibilities or learning trainees have after training.

Additional considerations

In Chapter 8, we discussed the importance of planning for training evaluation and follow-up as part of training design. We recommend readers refer to this discussion for key considerations for training follow-up (p. 200) as well as Chapter 11 on training evaluation. The underlying message ...

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