M.B.A. Queens University, Kingston, 1981
B.A. Mathematics and Economics, Carleton University, Ottawa, 1977
Geraldine (Gerry) Cooney is a senior consultant specializing in program and organizational evaluations in international development. Over the past 35 years, she has conducted more than 200 assignments in Canada and 60 other countries in Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin America for governments, multilateral agencies, bilateral agencies, the UN system, development banks and foundations. Ms. Cooney has led and managed numerous large and complex global evaluation and results-monitoring assignments, evaluability studies and meta-analyses. She has managed assignments in areas including financial sector reform, debt management, micro-enterprise development, education and women’s empowerment. She has assisted clients in developing evaluation and results-monitoring systems, guidelines, quality controls, training and tools aimed at improving the quality of how evaluations are conducted and managed in their organizations.
Ms. Cooney has extensive experience working with entrepreneurs, community organizations, government officials, and Boards of Directors. She is fluent in English, with a working knowledge of French, Spanish and Setswana. Ms. Cooney is the past President of the Canadian Evaluation Society’s National Capital Chapter in Ottawa Canada, which is the largest and oldest CES Chapter in Canada with over 500 members.