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Michael Cooper

Michael Cooper is a former Associate Director for Policy and Evaluation who has 13 years experience with the U.S. Department of State, USAID and Millennium Challenge Corporation. In this capacity, he had technical oversight on dozens of independent mixed-method evaluations, creation of learning agendas, and development of due diligence protocols/processes for program selection, design, evolution, close out and evaluation. Mike is the founder of Emergence, an analytical firm dedicated to applying problem-driven approaches and adaptive management thinking to social outcomes and evaluation results that inform decision-making. Emergence is pioneering organizational and regulatory approaches and toolkits to blockchain adoption and sustainment by applying digital principles and creating a design space where solutions can be tested and scaled in a manageable fashion. Emergence is a member of the Blockchain for Social Impact consortium, is working with the IOX Foundation in exploring blockchain applications for impact data, and is advising numerous organizations in blockchain solutions for social and poverty issues. Mike can be reached at emergence.cooper@gmail.com.