CIDT review online learning in the Caribbean

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CIDT has successfully completed an Interim Review of the Caribbean Development Bank’s Public Policy Analysis and Management and Project Cycle Management Training.

The Review Report to the Training Unit of the Bank presented CIDT findings and analysis of a review of Borrowing Member Country (BMC) and CDB staff participants in the training programme’s four recommended online learning courses from December 2016 – April 2017.

CIDT Associate Ms Nana Hesse-Bayne
CIDT Associate Ms Nana Hesse-Bayne

The CIDT team of Ella Haruna and Associate Nana Hesse-Bayne examined:

  • Relevance or significance of the online course to users’ work
  • Effectiveness of the course objectives; achievement of learning objectives; and satisfaction levels;
  • Efficiency: user perceptions of quality and convenience;
  • Sustainability: the confidence of the participants to share knowledge gained with others.

CIDT facilitated an online survey to 460 individuals in six BMCs and Bank staff with a response rate of 26% or 119 users. This was complemented by document review and focus groups with users from Trinidad and Tobago (where there was early uptake of the online courses).

CIDT were initially contracted in 2016 to provide Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance for start-up of the Caribbean Development Bank’s new capacity development programme. The assignment included assisting the Bank to establish a country-led M&E system in the six phase one countries including Barbados, Bahamas, Guyana, Saint Lucia, Turks and Caicos, Trinidad and Tobago. During the period April – July 2016 the Training Unit (TU) and the Monitoring and Evaluation consultants visited each of the six phase 1 countries. Findings were presented to the programme Steering and Technical Committees in the Inception Report of June 2016.

The key outcomes of the 2015-18 PPAM and PCM Training Programme are improved PPAM and PCM practices at individual/institutional levels, in BMCs and within the Bank; and a more robust CDB pipeline of investment and Technical Assistance projects.

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