2010-11 beneficiaries top 50,000
The Institute reached out to 50,609 beneficiaries during the 2010-11 biennium, with 2011 figures of 26,921 representing a 14 per cent increase over the 23,688 reported in 2010. The figures are inclusive of beneficiaries from all types of events, from training and training related courses and workshops to meetings, conferences, lectures and other outreach activities.
Beneficiaries from training and training-related events accounted for half of the 2011 overall figure. Thirty-two percent from this sector came from African countries (which is up 10 per cent from 2010), followed by Asia and the Pacific (24 per cent), Latin American and the Caribbean (14 per cent), Europe (12 per cent), North America (2 per cent) and international organizations (9 per cent).
In 2011, the Institute maintained an overall 60:40 male-female gender ratio of its training and training-related beneficiaries
E-courses up 76 per cent
The number of events continues to increase and is at an all-time high, with 435 events delivered in 2011. This is up 18 percent from 2010 figures. Learning outcomes are associated with more than half of the Institute’s 2011 events.
While face-to-face training delivery continues to account for the largest proportion of beneficiaries (at 64 per cent), the number of beneficiaries from e-courses has more than doubled, from 2,018 in 2010 to 4,315 in 2011. This growth is attributable to the 76 per cent increase in the number of online courses delivered in 2011 compared to 2010 (and 120 per cent increase compared to the number of e-courses delivered in 2009).
Perceived overall value Perceived overall value as measured by participant reaction to training events remains very high. Based on information collected from 221 events, an average of 87 per cent of respondents agreed or strongly agreed that the information presented in the event was new, the content was relevant to their job and it was likely they would use the information acquired in the event. Ninety-four per cent of respondents voiced overall satisfaction with the events.
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Monitoring and Evaluation Section
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