Study on the impact of barefoot technicians’ training programme

Study on the impact of barefoot technicians’ training programme conducted by Kerala Institute of Local Administration (KILA).  KILA provided training to educated persons from rural areas to function as Barefoot Technicians under the Mahatma Gandhi Rural Employment Scheme (MGNREGS). After successfully completing the three-month long training, these technicians work in selected Grama Panchayats and assist the technical team in the implementation of MGNREGS. The study employed the impact evaluation model propounded by Donald Kirkpatrick (2019).