Dr. Logan Cochrane, associate professor at the College of Public Policy (CPP), recently presented a doctoral seminar on Evaluation at Hawassa University, Ethiopia. The 40-hour course provided PhD students with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to conduct evaluations of projects, programs, and policies.
Participants learned how to use planning tools (such as logical frameworks and theory of change), problem identification approaches (including Ishikawa diagrams and complexity mapping), as well as over 10 different methodological approaches used in evaluations. Engaging with these tools, Dr. Cochrane’s course also included rigorous considerations of ethics, bias, and inclusion/exclusion. The course prepared the students to design, implement, and conduct evaluations on a wide range of sectors and within diverse contexts.