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Ten-Year Impact Assessment of Short Term Training and Diploma Certificate Programs Conducted by The Training Division, National Institute of Social Development
Author: South Asia Partnership Category: Published: 31 Jul, 2020 Language: English
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Ten-Year Impact Assessment of Short Term Training and Diploma Certificate Programs Conducted by The Training Division, National Institute of Social Development

The directive for the impact study was taken from an audit query in 2017: ‘With years of training given to 450 students annually, in what ways has it benefited Sri Lankan society?’ The study was propelled by the objective stipulated in the NISD’s Terms of Reference: “… to assess the effectiveness of the higher diploma, diploma, certificate programmes and short-term training programmes [conducted between 2008 -2018]. The consultancy also includes [obtaining an] understanding [of] the training and development impact on individuals and communities.” The term impact was defined within four parameters in relation to the audit query: (i) Effects of the training programmes that were conducted; (ii) Results of trainees’ capacities to introduce change; (iii) Outcomes that are shown in trainees’ capacities to lead in cutting-edge issues in Social Work and Social Development; (iv) The affect in reference to the value placed on the training with regards to its legitimacy, while contributing to National Policy and Social Work research.