Chief of Party, UMLSC
James (Jim) Fremming, EnCompass’ Chief of Party for the USAID Ukraine Monitoring and Learning Support Contract (UMLSC), has been active in international development and applied social research for three decades as an executive, strategic planner, evaluator, team leader, and trainer/facilitator. Mr. Fremming has led evaluations, assessments, and monitoring of programs in 30 countries, collaborating with USAID, the World Bank, Australian DFAT, and other organizations. He has served as Chief of Party on long-term monitoring, evaluation, and learning projects in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Jordan, and Lebanon. He has led or made significant contributions to more than 50 field-based performance evaluations and assessments of programs in agriculture; democracy, human rights, and governance; education; environmental management; health; infrastructure; and private sector development.
In addition to evaluation design and implementation, Mr. Fremming has expertise in monitoring and evaluation training, analysis of secondary data for strategic contexts, and leading long-term teams in successful collaborations with stakeholders. He has taught graduate courses in international development and development evaluation at Georgetown University, and in public policy and conflict analysis at Northwestern University. Mr. Fremming holds Master’s degrees from American University (International Studies) and Northwestern University (Political Science).