Training Needs Assessment and Training Outcome Evaluation , In and Urban Context
Assessing training needs and evaluating the outcomes of training are crucial, both for training providers and recipients of training, to ensure that training is effective and resources are wisely used. Despite the importance of assessment and evaluation, these steps are often the least prioritized of the training cycle as they are perceived as complicated and costly. This manual supports training providers with practical and affordable methods and tools for training needs assessment and training outcome evaluation, ultimately aiming to increase the value of training. The methods and tools are accompanied by basic theory on assessment and evaluation as well as ideas on how and why to engage funders and other stakeholders in the process.