Tomas Bridle

Democracy Fellow
USAID’s Center of Excellence on Democracy, Human Rights and Governance
Tomas Bridle co-chairs the SIDW Workgroup on Governance, Anti-Corruption and Rule of Law. He is a Democracy Fellow at USAID’s Center of Excellence on Democracy, Human Rights and Governance, where his work focuses on legislative strengthening and impact evaluation. He previously held senior positions with responsibility for design, management and evaluation of governance programs at DAI and the National Democratic Institute. As a consultant on governance programs from July 2012 to April 2014 he completed 12 assignments in 8 countries for 9 different clients. His practical and political approach to governance is grounded in experience on US Congress and Senate legislative staff and political campaigns. He was an advisor to Czechoslovakia’s president Vaclav Havel in 1991-92, and graduated with honors from UC Berkeley and the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs.