Training Manuals

CIDT has produced a set of participant handbooks and trainer guides. We continually adapt these on the basis of recent learnings and adapt them to the specific sector client context.

Training Needs Assessment Effective Training Design Effective Training Delivery Writing Terms of Reference Teams and Team Working Quality Assure a Logical Framework Coaching for Development 7 Steps to Project and Programme Thinking Tools7 Steps to Strategic Planning7 Steps to Project/Programme Design and Proposal Development

Sector-specific Case Studies and Examples

As part of our materials to strengthen Managing for Development Results (MfDR), we have developed Case Studies and worked examples of a Stakeholder Analysis, Problem Tree, Objectives/Vision Tree, Risk Analysis, and good practice Log Frame for five different sectors: Forestry, Agriculture/Trade, Climate Change; Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, and Education. These can be used in training or advisory services – or new ones can be developed for bespoke capacity strengthening assignments.

Quality Assurance (QA) checklists

CIDT has developed a modality of QA checklists that have proven helpful in guiding the review and assessment of the various elements of results frameworks. We use them to gauge the strengths and weaknesses of ‘real’ results frameworks, in order identify their strengths and possible areas for improvement. As a trainer or expert providing technical assistance, these checklists provide an objective way to assess a product from a technical perspective and to communicate the findings and suggestions. We have also assisted our clients (of advisory services) or participants (of workshops/trainings) to use these checklists. They have been a great asset to Peer Review exercises, enabling individuals to provide constructive feedback.

We also have a checklist for the review the quality of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) plans, which can be used to assess and score the M&E component of project proposals, to facilitate peer review during M&E workshops/trainings, or to conduct a self-assessment of a ‘real’ M&E plan.