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Bringing Virtual Training to MSI’s Newest Client

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As part of the Assessment, Monitoring and Evaluation (AME) project with the U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency, MSI is mobilizing and training 50 AME Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) who will provide AME support to Department of Defense (DoD) Combatant Commands across the U.S. and the world. These SMEs will help Combatant Commands to incorporate more robust analysis in the design of U.S. security cooperation programs and adopt better procedures for monitoring and learning from the implementation of these programs.

To prepare these experts for their roles, MSI developed an intensive two-week training program to equip the SMEs with a wide spectrum of AME skills, including contextual assessment, problem analysis, theory of change development, and the development of a robust monitoring system.

When it became clear that an in-person instructor-led course could not be offered due to restrictions resulting from COVID-19, the training team immediately converted the content into an online, virtual instructor-led course.

Thankfully, MSI’s Strategy, Evaluation and Analysis (SEA) staff (