general and specific objective of the BTC Scholarship Programme is to
contribute to the institutional capacity development and the organizational
strengthening of beneficiary government institutions in two sectors: Local
Government Reform (LGR) and Natural Resources Management (NRM). To achieve
these objectives, practical trainings about LGR and NRM are given in selected
districts in the country. The project is approaching its end and most of the
trainings have been conducted by now. In the last phase of the project, it’s
very important to undertake a final evaluation of the impact of the trainings
in the daily performance of these selected institutions. For this evaluation,
specific follow-up tools have been created. The Kirkpatrick model has been used
to improve these evaluation tools and to check whether the trainings are
evaluated at all critical levels.
The Kirkpatrick model
Kirkpatrick Model is a model for evaluating the effectiveness and impact of a
training in order to improve the training. The model takes into consideration 4
levels of evaluation.
On the first
level, the reaction of
trainees towards the training are being measured, mostly via a questionnaire or
interview of the trainees after the training.
level, the level of actual learning of the participants
is being measured. Has the
knowledge, skills or attitudes of the trainees increased as a result of the
One way of
answering this questions is through the comparison of a pre- and post-test
(testing the trainees before and after the training) for example.
level measures changes on the job due
to the training. Did the
training influence how learners perform in their jobs? Do they apply the
learned knowledge, skills and/or attitudes in their work?
people as possible that could be in a position to notice changes in the work
performance of the training participants should be interviewed at this stage.
who the trainees deliver service too (customers/ community)
Observation on the job and review of documents produced by the
training participant are also ways for finding this out.
level measures to what degree the
targeted outcomes of the organization occur as a result of the training. Did
the training have an impact on the larger organization outcomes? What are the
effects on the business or environment as a result of the trainee’s performance
This can be checked through comparing the performance of
the institution before and after the training, through interviews, review of