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Table 3 General characteristics of training and quality assurance mechanisms used by GCC projects

From: Lessons from a theory of change-driven evaluation of a global mental health funding portfolio

Type of training GCC projects (n = 54)
N (%)
Face-to-face 38 (70)
Online 2 (4)
Face-to-face and online 14 (26)
Frequency of training  
 Multiple sessions (range 2–10 sessions) 50 (92)
 One session 4 (8)
Training provider  
 Specialists 35 (65)
 Non-specialists 2 (4)
 Specialists and non-specialists 8 (15)
Type of quality assurance mechanism GCC projects (n = 49)
N (%)
Supervision 46 (94)
Refresher training 20 (41)
Information system 8 (16)
Evaluation 7 (14)
Programme manager 6 (12)
Frequency of contact for quality assurance
 Weekly 27 (55)
 Monthly 13 (27)
 Every few months 7 (14)
Quality assurance provider  
 Project staff 37 (76)
 Specialists 35 (71)
 Non-specialists 16 (33)
 Service users or carers 2 (4)