APPRO’s training in policy development and implementation is supported by the strong academic and professional credentials of its senior researchers. In policy analysis training, APPRO’s team of trainers has provided guidance to ministerial officials on how to conduct baseline assessments and develop policy dialogue, design policy, develop policy implementation plans, design monitoring systems, develop usable indicators, and analyze outcomes to inform policy revision. As part of this training, the participants are also familiarized with Logical Framework development and analysis, the role of research as an integrated component of development policy design and implementation, the role of advocacy in policy formation, and the role of civil society in good governance.
To date, APPRO has conducted numerous training courses for members of civil society organizations, graduate students, and individuals from governmental entities such as the Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development, Ministry of Counter-narcotics, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation, and Livestock, Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Afghanistan, National Procurement Agency, Office of the President and Office of the Chief Executive. Since July 2016 APPRO has been delivering cross-certified courses in Kabul through Center for Good Governance, Gender Analysis, Research, Administration, and Development Studies (GRAD), registered as GRAD Center in 2017. The courses offered through GRAD are delivered in partnerships with Ruhr University Bochum (Germany) for qualified individuals from state authorities and civil society. Successful participants receive official university certificates and ECTS credits from Ruhr University Bochum.
APPRO has developed a number of training and mentoring modules for capacity exchange purposes, initially for its own staff but also for other individuals and organizations. APPRO currently provides training and mentoring in:
Training is provided to government and non-government organizations and researchers. These modules are available to groups of no fewer than five individuals. Tailor-made and combined training modules are also provided.