Peter Cooper

Senior Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Specialist

Peter Cooper serves as WorldBeing’s Senior Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Specialist. In this role, he supports and advises on WorldBeing’s monitoring, evaluation, and research activities and strategy. He also supports data cleaning, analysis, and results dissemination for WorldBeing’s evaluation and research studies.

Peter has nearly 25 years of experience in the education sector, including 18 years of experience doing program evaluation and research internationally and in the US. He has led impact evaluations in 18 countries across Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and North America. He has also led qualitative and quantitative research studies funded by  USAID, DFID, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Echidna Giving, the IKEA Foundation, and Pearson Education. Peter’s primary research interests include life skills and resilience programming for youth, early-grade literacy acquisition, teacher quality, family and community engagement, and behavior and habit change. Peter began his career as a Peace Corps volunteer in Cameroon and has six years of experience as a classroom teacher at both the primary and secondary levels.

Peter holds a master’s degree in international education policy from Harvard University and a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Bowdoin College.