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Libby Cooper

Libby Cooper

Consultancy Interests

Libby operates as Director of Amber Analysis, a UK based research, evaluation and capacity building consultancy that works internationally and in the UK with charities, NGOs and community organisations; with grant making organisations; and with central and local government departments. It aims to:

*  Improve the quality of social change programmes

*  Strengthen the effectiveness of international and UK based charities, NGOs and community organisations

*  Influence the grant-making and evaluation strategies of donors

Libby works in the UK and internationally on:

  • Programme and project evaluation
  • Developing a Theory of Change
  • Developing evaluation frameworks
  • Organisational review
  • Project and grants assessment
  • Capacity building and organisational/project development
  • Strategic planning
  • Training in organisational management and self-evaluation
  • Needs assessment
  • Research into social development and civil society
  • Developing grant-making and evaluation policies for donors
  • Government and civil society relations – international

Recent clients include:

The Directory of Social Change: Evaluation of their Armed Forces Charities Project

Civil Society Development Foundation: Helped to develop a new strategic plan for this grant-giving Foundation

Seychelles Ministry of Labour: Research study into youth unemployment

Target TB: Design of a Theory of Change and evaluation framework for all programmes across Africa and Asia and an evaluation training programme in Zambia for all partners

DFID: Assessment of civil society projects working on poverty issues

EC programme in Bosnia: Capacity building of civil society organisations to help them engage in policy dialogue with government

British Red Cross: Evaluation of a refugee programme

Mencap: Two evaluations of a national programme for people with learning disabilities

Equinet: Four yearly evaluations of Equinet – a network of 37 Equality Bodies across 27 European countries


Was CEO of

  • Charities Evaluation Services

Currently trustee of

  • Jeevika Trust
  • The Moldova Project

Was trustee of

  • Co-operation for Development
  • UK Evaluation Society (Founding Board member)
  • Chair of Interact Worldwide
  • Chair and founding board member of Intervene
  • Music Fund

Years in the sector

  • 30

Years as a consultant

  • 18

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