Currently, YOM offers 97 training courses under 6 major training categories. The major course categories include Project Management (PM), Research Methods, Data Management and Analysis (DMA), Modeling (MOD), Micro- and Macro-Economic Analysis and Policy (ECON), Financial Sector Management and Enterprise Development (FSM), and Geographic Information Systems& Remote Sensing (GIS).


In order to expand its range of training services and better meet the specific needs of its stakeholders, YOM offers a variety of tailor-made training courses, both by own capacity and in collaboration with other education and training organizations. The course contents are flexible based on the demands of customers. With years of experience in the field of education and training, YOM also provides capacity building support to other training institutions.

Training Offered by YOM


Training courses are available in three levels: beginners, intermediate and advanced formats, and the nature of which vary depending on the course types.


YOM comprises a team of highly educated young as well as experienced professors at YOM and those teaching at prestigious international and national universities having several published works in well-cited peer-reviewed international journals, presented at high-level conferences and with a good reputation in a number of consultancies works in different parts of the world. YOM’s partnership with other Universities and Research Institutes also allows the pooling of renowned professors whenever the need arise.


Training is scheduled for Five Consecutive Days from Monday through Friday. The minimum number of trainees expected in one session is 20. However, there is flexibility consistent with our customers’ need.

Training courses at a glance

Quasi-Experimental Impact Evaluation Methods using Stata

Precisely determining if policies, programs, and projects work through a quantitative analysis of the existence and estimation of the size of effects is made simple by this course using Stata software. evaluators and researchers will be able to conduct causal analysis amid uncertain and potentially confounding conditions seen in the real world. Topics to be covered using Stata include:

  • Randomized Impact Evaluation and Observational Studies
  • Treatment Effects with Propensity Score Matching (PSM)
  • Treatment Effects with Difference-in-Difference Methods (DiD)
  • Impact Evaluation with Combined PSM-DiD Methods
  • Regression Discontinuity and Pipeline Methods in Theory and Practice
  • Instrumental Variable Estimation
  • Econometric Impact Evaluation Models using Stata

Designing impact evaluation models necessitates considering the potential interactions and interdependence of program both at macroeconomic and household levels. This is because policies and programs in a real world are implemented amid several other policy changes. This course allows evaluators and researchers to specify models considering the interrelationships between endogenous and exogenous variables, and to predict program or policy impact along with other factors, as well as measuring their distributional effects. Topics to be covered include:

  • Measuring Distributional Program Effects
  • Structural versus Reduced-Form Approaches
  • Panel Fixed-Effects Model
  • Modeling the Effects of Policies
  • Effects of Policies in a Macroeconomic & Household Frameworks
  • Case Studies and Analysis

Advanced Software Application in Project Management

YOM offers new insights into the process of Project Management with a practical course that applies the latest release of Microsoft Project Software with advanced knowledge of Project Planning, Tracking, and Evaluating. Managers are easily able to analyze resources, check budgets, evaluate timelines, measure progress, and anticipate resource needs. Topics to be covered include real world examples with more advanced aspects such as:

  • Managing Advanced Scheduling Techniques
  • Handling Project Deadlines and Constraints
  • Mastering Resource Assignments & Managing Project Costs
  • Working with Earned Value
  • Exchanging Data and Working with Multiple Projects
  • Customizing Fields, Graphical Reports, and Visual-Reports
  • Recording and Run Macros

Tools and Techniques in Project Management

Effective project management requires the application of a wide range of tools and techniques in the different project management processes and process groups. This course enables project managers to acquire those mechanisms and skills necessary to apply to the different inputs so as to end up with the required outputs. Topics to be covered include:

  • Principles, Processes, and Process groups in Project Management
  • Project manager’s roles and responsibilities in employing Tools &Techniques
  • Major Tools in project management
  • Major Techniques in project management
  • Illustrations and Examples

Designing and Managing Equity-Focused Evaluation

Currently, there is a stronger push for a focus on equity in human development. This course provides Donors, their Partners, and Governmental and Civil Societies, including communities, on how to design and manage evaluations to assess the contribution of policies, programs, and projects to equitable development results for worst-off groups.

  • Equity, Equality, and Inequality
  • Why equity matters and so urgent? Real World Examples
  • Appropriate Evaluation Design at Policy, Program and Project level
  • Collecting and analyzing data
  • Conducting and Utilizing Equity-focused evaluations under real-world constraints
  • Case study illustrations on Equity-focused evaluations

Result Based Monitoring and Evaluation of Development Projects

Monitoring and Evaluation in Result Based Management focus on higher level development results. This course provides the use of Logical Framework as the basis for the project design and establishes the quantifiable monitoring indicators against the objectives and measures the qualitative results against assumptions and risks. Major topics include:

  • Monitoring and Evaluation: Theories and Practices
  • Traditional M&E versus RBM
  • Recording and Analyzing Data
  • Development Results and Chains (outputs-outcomes-impact)
  • Logical Framework Analysis (LFA)
  • Indicators, Evidence, and Performance Measures
  • Evaluation Report and Term of References

Research Methods for Social Researchers

This course is designed to acquaint trainees with the state of the art approaches and techniques of conducting research in social sciences. The course has a strong emphasis on the practical challenges researchers face during the process of research and how to effectively overcome them. The training course covers the major steps involved in the research process, including but not limited to, the following topics:

  • development of research proposal,
  • finding and critically evaluating relevant literature,
  • model development,
  • methods for locating and collecting economic data,
  • analytical methods, and
  • writing mechanics

Applied Econometrics with Software Applications

This course is intended to provide trainees with a thorough understanding of core techniques of econometrics and learn how to apply them to test economic theories and quantify relevant factors for economic policy and other decisions. The main focus will be on the state of the art econometric methods that are useful to analyze different types and forms of data sets using the most popular and powerful econometric packages (SPSS and STATA), and on empirical applications that are relevant to policy questions. The course is tailored to beginner, intermediate and advanced levels; and has the following major areas of focus:

  • Basic statistics and probability distributions
  • Background and methodologies of econometrics
  • Classical linear regression models
  • Non-spherical disturbance and violations of classical assumptions
  • Hypothesis testing and inferential statistics
  • Dummy explanatory variables and structural change
  • Qualitative and limited dependent variable models
  • Time series econometrics
  • Panel data analysis

Training Packages on Modelling

YOM delivers Modelling Course with comprehensive insight on CGE Model (Computable General Equilibrium Model) and SAM (Social Accounting Matrix). The course begins with a simple CGE formulation and extends to provide complex issues such as IFPRI and STAGE which are widely applied in the real world. In order to understand the basics of CGE modeling, the knowledge on GAMS and functional specifications which are applied in production, consumption, and goods flow will be very much helpful. The module, thus, has devoted in characterizing functional forms which are extensively used in CGE modeling and introduces the basics of GAMS using practical examples. It also extends to define and richly show how to construct as well as balance SAM. The SAM multiplier analysis and decomposition techniques have been also presented. The GAMS software and language are intensely exercised with lucid practical applications of different CGE models ranging from simple to very complex models.

Advanced Static CGE Modeling using GAMS

In this dynamic world, countries are forced to introduce different economic policies whose likely impact ought to be examined before their actual implementation. To this end, CGE modeling and analysis are the most widely used tools to examine the impact of policies on the overall economy of a given nation. GAMS-CGE training package enables to give comprehensive insight about CGE modeling which capacitates trainees to conduct simulations and policy experiments. This training package entails the following key topics:

  • Computable General Equilibrium Models
  • Application of GAMS for CGE modeling
  • Assumption and Functions of Production, Commodity flow and Consumption in CGE modeling
  • Policy simulation and analysis in CGE modeling

Application of GIS in Transportation Planning

Recent efforts on urban transport planning and management have focused on addressing the emerging challenges by applying the different tools and techniques so as to aid planning and make an effective decision. This course offers a practical application of GIS solutions in the Ethiopian urban context. Topics to be covered include:

  • Travel Demand Planning (Road Network, Network Maintenance & Updating)
  • Short Range and Long Range Planning (SRP & LRP)
  • Deficiency and Air Quality Analysis
  • Resources Allocation
  • Case Studies from Ethiopia and elsewhere

Trainings Offered in Collaboration

At present, YOM finalized providing a three-month training jointly with the Addis Ababa Science and Technology University (ASTU). The trainings are under the titles of:
1.    Certificate in General Project Management
2.    Certificate in Construction Project Management
3.    Certificate in Manufacturing Project Management
The training program is designed with the aim of enhancing the skills of project managers to plan, implement, manage and lead complex project in a dynamic and diverse environments using state-of–the-art methods and techniques. The training is also expected to boost University-Industry linkage.