Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Does Training Matter? Evidence from Performance Management Reforms

The authors use multiple waves of survey data to examine the effects of training on the implementation of performance management reforms in the U.S. federal government. They propose that training is likely to succeed if it is designed and funded to close specific capacity gaps needed for reform implementation. They note more understanding is needed on alternative causal mechanisms by which training facilitates reform implementation, such as explaining and justifying reforms.

Additional Info

  • Volume or issue no.: La Follette School Working Paper No. 2014-008
  • Author(s): Alexander Kroll and Donald P. Moynihan