Mr. Kaufman specializes in strategic planning, performance measurement, and program evaluation, with specialized experience in renewable energy, energy efficiency, climate change, business and market development, economic growth, sustainability, and labor issues. He has substantial experience assisting public sector clients and NGOs to design, implement, test, and refine strategies for achieving environmental, economic, and social benefits.
Mr. Kaufman has consulted extensively in the United States, and in regions with developing or transitional economies, including the Balkans, Asia, the Pacific, the Middle East, and Africa. He has conducted consulting projects for federal clients including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Labor, several state environmental and energy agencies, the World Bank Group, the Global Environment Facility, and environmental NGOs and philanthropies.
With expertise in program assessment, indicator development, survey design, economic analysis, cost-benefit analysis, qualitative research, and data visualization, Mr. Kaufman helps agencies measure and communicate their successes, strengthen the effectiveness and efficiency of their operations, and manage organizational change. He is adept at developing creative and defensible evaluation designs and decision support tools for programs operating in complex or challenging environments with limited data.
Mr. Kaufman holds an M.A. in International Economics and Finance from Brandeis International Business School and a B.A. in Economics and Politics (magna cum laude) from Brandeis University.