Thomas Coen

Director, Performance Management and Evaluation

Office: Boston Year: 2020

Thomas Coen is Director of Performance Management and Evaluation at Social Finance. In this role, Thomas leads the organization’s monitoring, evaluation, and learning efforts across its portfolio of Social Impact Bonds, Career Impact Bonds, outcomes rate cards, and performance-based contracts. Thomas provides support throughout a project’s lifecycle—including on project design to ensure measures are clearly defined and aligned to the project’s theory of change; project monitoring to track outputs and outcomes and oversee data analysis; and project learning to interpret results and identify any program adjustments.

Prior to joining Social Finance, Thomas was a Researcher at Mathematica where he led experimental, quasi-experimental, and mixed methods evaluations of social programs in the areas of education, workforce development, the environment, and agriculture. Thomas also led a randomized controlled trial of farmer’s social networks in Malawi for Innovations for Poverty Action and supported the monitoring and evaluation of democracy and governance programs in West Africa for the National Democratic Institute.

Thomas has a Master in Public Affairs from the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs and a Bachelor degree in Economics and Government from Wesleyan University.