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Shedding light on the black-box of learning from training

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Abstract: This study set out to understand how PSO’s member organizations (MOs) and their partner organizations (Pos) feel about training and how they use it as a strategy for capacity building. It relied both on PSO’s capacity building (CB) framework and the notion of training as a process in order to investigate how each step of the process takes place. A Quick Scan of the documents for a sample of projects and programmes available in PSO’s database and interviews with a selection of MO representatives helped shed some light on the ‘blackbox’ of the learning process associated with training. Training is generally not treated as a process by MOs. It is usually constrained to the implementation phase; in other words, the events or series of events. There is a severe lack of follow-up in almost all cases, which raises questions about the sustainability. PSO is seen to be useful as a ‘knowledge broker’. There is a clear need for a platform of knowledge sharing and learning. In that sense, a demand-driven programmatic approach to training, like workshops on general themes or context factors, could be an important role for PSO to play.
Authors: Argueta, N. , Papageorgiou, M. , Voorend, K.
Category: General
Keywords: capacity building , development policy
Language: eng
Organization: PSO - Capacity Building in Developing Countries
PAGE: 28
Publisher: PSO Capaciteitsopbouw in Ontwikkelingslanden
Year: 2006
Right: © 2006 PSO
Subject: Development Cooperation General
Title: Shedding light on the black-box of learning from training