Tim Meisburger is the Director of the Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance (DRG) Center of Excellence at USAID. Tim has worked in international development since 1988, and as a specialist in elections and democratization since 1992. Prior to joining the USAID in October 2017, he worked for the Asia Foundation from 1997 to 2017; and before that he worked for the UN, OSCE, and as a consultant in Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe. His interests and technical expertise include elections assessment (incl. public opinion surveys and qualitative research), program development and management, project monitoring and evaluation, civic and voter education, civil society strengthening, legal and regulatory reform, election systems, sustainable election administration, political party development, and democratization. Mr. Meisburger is the author of numerous country studies and survey reports, and his paper on election systems was published January 2012 Journal of Democracy. Mr. Meisburger holds an MA in International Administration from the SIT Graduate Institute in Brattleboro, Vermont.