Salome has over 17 years of experience in international aid and development work, primarily focusing on design, monitoring, evaluation, and learning. She has designed, monitored, and evaluated programs in over 20 countries across a broad spectrum of sectors including Conflict and Peacebuilding, Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance, Child Protection, Citizen Security, Health and HIV, Humanitarian assistance, Judicial reform, Livelihoods and agriculture, and Transitional Justice.
Salome’s research interests include minority rights, policy and advocacy M&E, responsible data practices, and utilization focused evaluation. She has developed and delivered e-learning, distance learning, and in person training modules on various M&E subjects, and is currently teaching a graduate course on program design, monitoring, and evaluation at the American University School of International Service. She is passionate about publishing findings, designing methodologies, building systems and capacities that support effective solutions and participatory approaches to monitoring, evaluation and learning in international development.
Salome holds a Law degree from Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University in Georgia and is a member of the American Evaluation Association since 2012, where she co-chaired the Democracy, Rights and Governance Topical Interest Group. She is a native speaker of Georgian, fluent in English and comfortable with German, Russian and Turkish languages. Salome is an avid debater, former speech and debate coach and former VP of Education at Toastmasters International club.