Committed to approaching challenges from a new perspective and harnessing the latest methods, science, and technology to solve real-world problems.
Passionate about delivering to their clients top quality products, services, and expertise that yield future dividends.
CHAMPIONS OF COLLABORATION
Intent on sharing knowledge, building communities of practice, and contributing to improving the health and well-being of those who need it most.
With professional experience in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and North America.
Country experience: Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, France, Ghana, Grenada, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, India, Liberia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Morocco, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leona, South Africa, Swaziland, Switzerland, Rwanda, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Prior organizational affiliations: U.S. Department of State, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, Canadian Department of International Cooperation, the World Bank Group, World Health Organization, United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, Emory University, Dimagi, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, and CARE International.
ABOUT THEIR WORK
When implemented correctly, data collection and analysis ensures that programs succeed and achieve actionable results. In international development, that means concrete improvements for those who need it most.
At Cooper/Smith they believe that good performance metrics should be simple, commonly understood, easily accessible, and linked to resource use. The burden of data collection should never outweigh the value of the information gathered. They provide their clients with more than just indicators to monitor outcomes,they help them assess the value of each metric and trade-offs inherent in expanding the size or complexity of their monitoring strategy.
They work with their clients to articulate clear, meaningful, achievable project goals and link those goals to the most useful metrics for success. Further, they establish monitoring systems that embrace change, welcome beneficiary feedback, and continually improve as programs evolve. See more