Krystle Cooper is an international development specialist with a focus on climate finance, private sector development, and sustainable investments. Based in Amman as the Senior Office of Climate Finance, she manages GGGI’s Green Climate Fund Readiness Project focused on increasing Jordan’s ability to access climate financing as a key driver to achieving its NDCs. In her role she is tasked with leading Jordan’s first national finance vehicle to GCF accreditation, developing a national GCF pipeline for mitigation and adaptation projects, and strengthening private sector engagement. She is based in the Ministry of Environment, strengthening institutional coordination between the Ministry, the direct access entity candidate, and the private sector to implement climate action.
Krystle has a diverse background in both corporate finance and advisory services for governments in fragile and conflict afflicted states. She worked for the IFC in Liberia as a Business Policy Coordinator, providing technical assistance to the Government of Liberia on its energy strategy, the national public-private dialogue, and trade and investment policies. Following this she was the Director of Private Sector Development for the Millennium Challenge Corporation Liberia Compact, where she managed a $19M USD budget and implementation of a 3-year Management Service Contractor for the Liberian Electricity Corporation while and promoting other compact related private sector investment opportunities.
Before transitioning to a career in international development she spent 7 years with the Dun & Bradstreet Corporation, the world’s largest B2B credit reporting agency in various financial capacities. She is a Bill and Melinda Gates Millennium Scholar who obtained a Bachelor of Science from New York University, in Finance and Marketing, and a Master of Science from Columbia University (NY), in Sustainability Management. Krystle is passionate about sustainable development of fragile states and an advocate for private sector reforms and green growth strategies as a driver to improving economic growth and livelihoods in developing nations