Hannah Cooper

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Hannah Cooper is the co-founder and managing director of Cooper/Smith.

Prior to founding Cooper/Smith, she served as Team Lead for Monitoring, Evaluation, and Quality at the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), U.S. Department of State. In this role, she led the development of PEPFAR’s first Evaluation Standards of Practice (a unified approach to planning and reporting on evaluations and their findings).  She also worked with country teams and technical experts to develop PEPFAR’s 3.0 indicators – pushing for greater clarity on how these metrics are used and eliminating reporting burden on clinics and PEPFAR partners.

Before joining PEPFAR, Hannah was a Results Specialist at the World Bank. In this role, she led an online community of practice for African civil servants on Managing for Results. She also worked with project teams across the Bank to develop and use metrics and results frameworks, and provided training on results management to both Bank staff and partner governments.  

In addition to her work at the Bank, she was responsible for strategic planning and performance at Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs – where she developed metrics to measure Canada’s diplomatic work. Hannah also served as Special Assistant to Canada’s Minister for International Cooperation and Parliamentary Secretary where she was responsible for gender and environment portfolios as well as Question Period preparation and parliamentary committees.