Evaluation 2017: From Learning to Action

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Enhancing evaluation practice through a case study of HIV Workforce training evaluation in the Caribbean

Session Number: 2648
Track: Health Evaluation
Session Type: Poster
Tags: appreciative inquiry in evaluation, Caribbean HIV workforce, Theory of Change Approach in evaluation
First Author or Discussion Group Leader: Tamarah Moss [Assistant Professor - Howard University School of Social Work & 2015 AEA MSI Fellow]
Second Author or Discussion Group Leader: Lennise Joan Charlene Baptiste [Independent Program Evaluator/ Director/ Owner - ANEVER LTD. Trinidad & Tobago]
Time: Nov 08, 2017 (07:00 PM - 08:30 PM)
Room: Poster 99

Theme: Learning to Enhance Evaluation
Audience Level: Beginner

Session Abstract (150 words): 

This abstract submission focuses on the evaluation of a case study of an HIV and AIDS training through  transfer of learning, the third level of the Phillip (1997) five-level model for the evaluation of training. The training brings to life the impact evaluation of the training component, of a six-year multi-site project implemented to strengthen the response of British and Dutch Caribbean overseas territories to the HIV and AIDS epidemic. The Theory of Change evaluation approach and Appreciative Inquiry to examine the impact of the workforce training activities which were implemented to enhance the prevention efforts to reduce the spread of HIV.  Lessons for current and future evaluators are also highlighted for health evaluation and the importance of context in learning to enhance evaluation practice.

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