Christopher Coffman – ME&A
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Christopher Coffman

Senior Program Director for Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning

Christopher Coffman, a Senior Program Director for Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL), leads the management of ME&A’s MEL unit at ME&A headquarters. Mr. Coffman has 11 years of experience designing, implementing, and providing technical input to USAID- and U.S. Department of State (DoS)-funded MEL initiatives across international development sectors and has field experience working in 17 countries. As an evaluation and research specialist at ME&A, Mr. Coffman has conducted data collection activities in Bangladesh, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Jamaica, and Vietnam; authored evaluations, assessments, and population-based surveys in Ethiopia, Mali, and Tanzania; and wrote the full qualitative findings for a DoS meta-evaluation of foreign assistance evaluation effort. He also helped facilitate USAID/Tanzania’s first-ever Learning Summit.

Before joining ME&A, Mr. Coffman supported USAID-funded MEL activities at IBTCI, focusing on emergency interventions, stabilization, and governance in conflict-affected countries, including DRC, Iraq, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen, with a particular emphasis on third-party monitoring funded by the USAID Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance (BHA). An experienced business development specialist, Mr. Coffman also has written, overseen, and supported wining proposals for numerous MEL initiatives, including several large, multi-year programs.

Mr. Coffman holds a J.D. with a certificate of concentration in international and comparative law from Michigan State University and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Mary Washington.