Training and technical assistance is a means of building capacity by improving the ability of individuals, teams, organizations, networks, or communities to create measurable and sustainable results.
Measuring the delivery and effectiveness of training and technical assistance is challenging due to the complexity of the services and the variation in contexts in which services are delivered.
A mixed-methods cross-site evaluation examined the services provided by the Children’s Bureau’s expanded network of training and technical assistance centers. This brief describes the methods used to collect qualitative and quantitative longitudinal data and the respondents for each dataset. It also highlights an innovative approach of drawing upon multiple data sources to answer questions about the use of training and technical assistance, its quality, and its impact.