This report summarises the development of a training needs analysis
conducted during June 2009 as the first activity of the human resource
development component of the Aid Co-ordination and Effectiveness (ACE)
project in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Its conclusions were the basis upon
which the training programme and human resource development activities
of the project were planned and scheduled.
Initially a draft Competence Framework was drawn up as a basis for
comparison. Then all participants completed a self-analysis training
needs questionnaire (appended); its results were aggregated for a
statistical and quantitative analysis of training and competence
priorities. Follow-up interviews were held with senior respondents
(officials and ministers) to allow further explanation and qualitative
interpretation of the questionnaire responses. During the inception
phase of the project, meetings were held with representatives of the EU
and UNDP, and views sought upon the training and development priorities
for the project beneficiaries. The views of members of the Board for
Coordination of International Aid were also sought on the overall
priority training and competence issues for the project.
Five clusters of priority training needs were identified, namely: (1)
Strategic planning, resourcing and implementation; (2) Project
management; (3) Aid coordination; (4) Public financial management; and
(5) Management and personal skills. Each of these five clusters was
common across all participating groups, although in some aspects the
particular focus of interest and emphasis was different.
Williams, S. Training Needs Analysis Report. Aid Co-ordination and Effectiveness (ACE) project. (2009) 32 pp.