Introduction

This module provides an overview of issues to consider for planning and conducting training for the survey. It also includes links to examples of training manuals used around the world. The details of each national training course will be specific to the survey and will be based on the survey objectives and design, as well as the number and composition of survey teams.

The quality of survey data is largely dependent on the quality of fieldworker training. Preparing high-quality training can take several months and includes developing the training agenda, identifying a suitable training venue, identifying the trainees and the trainers, developing training materials and sessions, organizing standardization exercises for anthropometry and practical opportunities to collect biological specimens, and planning the pilot exercise.