M A; MBA; Member of the Board, Community of Evaluators – South Asia
Mr Solomon, a national of India, is a Founder Member and a member of the Strategic Advisory Team of CoE – Community of Evaluators, South Asia.
Mr Solomon has over 25 years’ experience being a researcher, evaluator and management consultant in Asia and West Africa. He is a specialist in Rural Policy and Planning, Livelihoods and Social Enterprises and child rights. He has undertaken several action-oriented researches on child rights, government primary education, local governance, socio-economic profile of conservancy workers and employment guarantee scheme and social enterprises. He has also been part of the international Team which facilitated a research on the application and effectiveness of Utilization Focused Evaluation framework in Asia. These researches have subsequently led to formulation of programmes to relief and rehabilitation of children from work place, debate on the local governance and better implementation measures in the employment guarantee scheme. In all, the action researches also generated researched campaign materials for different campaigners especially in India. His current work focus continues to be in the similar role and expertise.
He has worked with organizations like HEKS-Switzerland, Oxfam Novib, Cordaid-Nederland, Swiss Development Corporation (SDC), South Research-Belgium, IDRC-Canada and various other Aid Agencies and NGOs in India and Asia. Mr Solomon has published research materials titled "Realities of Adi Andhras in Chennai Metro" and articles / case studies on "Panchayat Raj Institutions", Test-driving UFE methodology: http://evaluationinpractice.wordpress.com and on “Learning from UFE process with PAN Asia Projects” for the Evaluation Volume of CoE-South Asia. He has also produced Guides on LFA (Logical Framework Approach) and Programme Indicators.
Mr Solomon currently works as a Management Consultant in DMC (Development Management Consultants) and India Country Advisor to Aid Agencies from Europe.