Thomas Patrick Carson has over 25 years of professional experience in international development in monitoring and evaluation, strategy, implementation, training and capacity development, and operations. He has supported the strategic planning and monitoring of multi-sector portfolios for U.S. government agencies in Southeast Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Africa, and the Americas. As well, he has provided technical support and training to national counterparts to upgrade their performance management systems.

Tom began his career in Eastern Europe after completing a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. During his doctoral program, he held a four-year research appointment at the Institute for Social Research. His first position post-grad was teaching research methodology at the Institute for Sociology, Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest Hungary. Concurrently, he held an appointment as research director/methodologist for the Gallup Organization Europe Office, also located in Budapest.  His career has worked in over 45 countries. Among various assignments, he was embedded in four USAID Missions for extended periods to develop their multi-year strategic plans. He has also held various contracts for the Open Society Institute foundations, EBRD, OSCE, and other non-governmental organizations.

For IBTCI, Tom was recently Chief of Party for the Accelerating Capacity for Monitoring and Evaluation activity in Bangladesh from July 2016 – December 2018. During 2019, he worked in the USAID Philippines Mission. Previously, Tom was co-director for the M&E practice area at Development Training Services (dTS) in Ballston VA and served as Acting COP and Director of M&E on several contracts for them prior to working in the home office.