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Ana Coghlan, Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor

Email

coghlana@msu.edu

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Area of Interest

International development monitoring and evaluation, collaborative and participatory evaluation, evaluation capacity building, data quality management, and cultural perspectives on evaluative thinking

Faculty Information

Ana received her MA in International Planning and Ph.D. in Program Evaluation and Planning, with a minor in Agriculture and Rural Development, from Cornell University. Since then she has 20+ years working in international development monitoring and evaluation in Africa and Asia with numerous donor agencies, local and international NGOs, and UN organizations. Her areas of expertise include HIV/AIDS care and prevention, maternal and child health, governance, climate change, agriculture, food security and livelihoods. Ana is an active member of the American Evaluation Association and is a co-founder of the Bangladesh Monitoring and Evaluation Network (BMEN) and the Myanmar Monitoring and Evaluation Association (MMEA). Ana is currently working on a publication on Data Quality Management and a series of articles on Buddhist Approaches to Evaluative Thinking.

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Recent paper presentations:

Coghlan, A., Exploring Buddhist Perspectives of Evaluative Thinking. Paper presentation at the American Evaluation Association Annual Meeting, Nov 3. 2018.

Coghlan, A., A Multifaceted Understanding of Resilience: Lessons from a Livelihoods Program in Myanmar. Paper presentation at the American Evaluation Association Annual Meeting, Nov. 2017.

Coghlan, A. Shifting from Accountability to Learning to Action: The Transformation of the LIFT Fund in Myanmar. Paper presentation at the American Evaluation Association Annual Meeting, Nov. 2017.

Lander, Debra and Coghlan, A.T., Strategy Testing: An Innovative Approach to Monitoring Flexible Asia Foundation Programs. Paper presentation at the American Evaluation Association Annual Meeting, Oct. 2015.

Coghlan, A.T., Wangwon, C., Apichaisiri, T., Lin, C. and Miao, G.  M&E for Me!: A Monitoring and Evaluation Capacity Development Package Implemented with Community-based Organizations in Thailand, China, and Laos.  Paper presentation at the USAID and UNEP Asia Regional Evaluation Summit, Sept. 2013.

Publications:

Coghlan, A.T., Girault, P. and Prybylski, D. “Participatory and Mixed-Method Evaluation of MSM HIV/ AIDS Programs in Bangladesh, Nepal, and Indonesia.”  South Asia Evaluation, 2008.

Coghlan, A.T. Evaluation from Around the World:  Empowering Ugandan Communities to Fight HIV/AIDS through Participatory Evaluation” in Mathison, S. (ed). Encyclopedia of Evaluation, Thousand Oaks, CA:  Sage Publications, 2005.

Coghlan, A.T., “Appreciative Inquiry and Evaluation with Sex Workers in Cambodia,” AI Practitioner, August, 2004.

H. Preskill and A. T. Coghlan (eds.), Using Appreciative Inquiry in Evaluation.  New Directions in Evaluation, no. 100.  San Francisco:  Jossey-Bass, 2003.

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Position

Assistant Professor

Email

coghlana@msu.edu

Social Media

Area of Interest

International development monitoring and evaluation, collaborative and participatory evaluation, evaluation capacity building, data quality management, and cultural perspectives on evaluative thinking
   

Ana received her MA in International Planning and Ph.D. in Program Evaluation and Planning, with a minor in Agriculture and Rural Development, from Cornell University. Since then she has 20+ years working in international development monitoring and evaluation in Africa and Asia with numerous donor agencies, local and international NGOs, and UN organizations. Her areas of expertise include HIV/AIDS care and prevention, maternal and child health, governance, climate change, agriculture, food security and livelihoods. Ana is an active member of the American Evaluation Association and is a co-founder of the Bangladesh Monitoring and Evaluation Network (BMEN) and the Myanmar Monitoring and Evaluation Association (MMEA). Ana is currently working on a publication on Data Quality Management and a series of articles on Buddhist Approaches to Evaluative Thinking.

Recent paper presentations:

Coghlan, A., Exploring Buddhist Perspectives of Evaluative Thinking. Paper presentation at the American Evaluation Association Annual Meeting, Nov 3. 2018.

Coghlan, A., A Multifaceted Understanding of Resilience: Lessons from a Livelihoods Program in Myanmar. Paper presentation at the American Evaluation Association Annual Meeting, Nov. 2017.

Coghlan, A. Shifting from Accountability to Learning to Action: The Transformation of the LIFT Fund in Myanmar. Paper presentation at the American Evaluation Association Annual Meeting, Nov. 2017.

Lander, Debra and Coghlan, A.T., Strategy Testing: An Innovative Approach to Monitoring Flexible Asia Foundation Programs. Paper presentation at the American Evaluation Association Annual Meeting, Oct. 2015.

Coghlan, A.T., Wangwon, C., Apichaisiri, T., Lin, C. and Miao, G.  M&E for Me!: A Monitoring and Evaluation Capacity Development Package Implemented with Community-based Organizations in Thailand, China, and Laos.  Paper presentation at the USAID and UNEP Asia Regional Evaluation Summit, Sept. 2013.

Publications:

Coghlan, A.T., Girault, P. and Prybylski, D. “Participatory and Mixed-Method Evaluation of MSM HIV/ AIDS Programs in Bangladesh, Nepal, and Indonesia.”  South Asia Evaluation, 2008.

Coghlan, A.T. Evaluation from Around the World:  Empowering Ugandan Communities to Fight HIV/AIDS through Participatory Evaluation” in Mathison, S. (ed). Encyclopedia of Evaluation, Thousand Oaks, CA:  Sage Publications, 2005.

Coghlan, A.T., “Appreciative Inquiry and Evaluation with Sex Workers in Cambodia,” AI Practitioner, August, 2004.

H. Preskill and A. T. Coghlan (eds.), Using Appreciative Inquiry in Evaluation.  New Directions in Evaluation, no. 100.  San Francisco:  Jossey-Bass, 2003.

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