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First year of centralized follow-up evaluations

news - 05/04/2012

Essential to the Centre’s learning approach is the systematic evaluation of its training activities.

Evaluation is a fully-fledged component of the learning management cycle. It involves:

  • analysis of learning needs,
  • end-of-activity evaluation,
  • learning assessment and
  • follow-up evaluation (6 months after training)

The information collected is analysed to identify trends, strengths and areas for improvement.

At the end of 2011, the Centre completed the first year of centralized follow-up evaluations.  More than 60% of respondents reported that participating in the Centre’s training contributed to a large, or very large, improvement in their skills and job performance.  As expected, given the variety of external factors that may inhibit training effectiveness at organizational level, the impact is lower in terms of organizational performance, but still very positive. Click here for details.

Annual follow-up results are available at various levels under different groupings, including ILO strategic objectives and outcomes. The majority of the Centre’s training programmes are designed to contribute to the ILO’s result-based management strategy. You can see overall results by ILO strategic objective and by outcome .

The end-of-activity results are grouped by training and participant characteristics. Systematic differences among types of participants’ organization were found. You can view an illustration of these differences here . Results grouped by ILO outcome and region also reveal some heterogeneity: results by ILO outcome and results by region.