ERIC Number: ED420668
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluating the Impact of Training and Institutional Development Programs: A Collaborative Approach. EDI Learning Resources Series. SUNY Series, Teacher Preparation and Development.
This manual is intended for managers of training and institutional development programs. Its objective is to provide clear and practical advice for those who conduct impact evaluations. Impact evaluation is distinguished from other types of evaluation by the area of the program on which it focuses, the assessment of the extent to which a program has caused desired changes in the target audience. This manual uses a training program developed by the Economic Development Institute and the Foundation for Advanced Studies on International Development, a Japanese partner, as a case study to illustrate the aspects of a practical and collaborative approach to impact evaluation. The following steps in an impact evaluation are discussed: (1) focusing the evaluation; (2) planning the evaluation design; (3) deciding on the sample and the methodology; (4) developing the questionnaire; (5) collecting data through interviews, observations, and documents; (6) analyzing and interpreting the data; and (7) reporting the results and making recommendations. Four appendixes contain an annotated bibliography of 20 sources, an evaluation of the case study program, a description of another program evaluation, a questionnaire sample, and a final evaluation report outline. (Contains four tables, two figures, and 23 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: World Bank, Washington, DC. Economic Development Inst.