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Cooper joined Social Finance in June 2014 and has delivered a number of projects exploring applications for outcomes-based financing approaches to solving entrenched human development challenges. His projects have covered topics, including HIV prevention and treatment, tuberculosis screening and treatment, eye health, early childhood development and youth employment. Prior to joining Social Finance, Cooper worked at the International Institute of New England, a regional refugee resettlement agency based in Boston, Massachusetts. There he managed strategic fundraising efforts and earned-income programme development. He continues his non-executive role with Wefarm, a peer-to-peer service that enables smallholder farmers in Africa to share information via SMS that has successfully attracted over £1m in venture capital funding. Cooper holds an MBA from Judge Business School, Cambridge, an MA from Harvard University in French literature, and a BA in French literature from Carleton College.