Tim Shorten

Tim Shorten

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Monitoring and evaluation, Aid Effectiveness, Accountability, Global Health Security, Health Systems Strengthening, HIV and AIDS.


Designing and implementing high-quality theory-based evaluations, developing flexible and adaptive results frameworks including facilitating development of theories of change, monitoring and evaluating complex and adaptive programmes with particular emphasis on utilization-focused evaluation approaches, leading and supporting effective multidisciplinary teams.

Background and relevant experience:

Tim Shorten is an evaluation specialist with 23 years of experience in international development primarily focused on Monitoring & Evaluation, Impact and Accountability. He is an established team- and deputy team leader with experience in coordinating high-profile, multi-stakeholder, multi-country evaluations.

His areas of technical focus and experience include Aid Effectiveness, Accountability, Global Health Security, Health Systems Strengthening and HIV and AIDS. He is experienced in development and implementation of international and national level policy. He has a proven track record of developing and implementing high quality theory-based, mixed-methods evaluation designs and methodologies, including in a particular emphasis on utilization-focused and developmental evaluation approaches.

As an independent consultant over the past 11 years Tim has led and played key roles in high profile evaluations including for DFID, the UK Department of Health and Social Care, Public Health England, UNICEF, the World Health Organization, Gavi, the Hewlett Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, CHAI and UNITAID. He is currently the team leader for the independent evaluation of the Fleming Fund, and of Public Health England’s project to strengthen International Health Regulations capacity in developing countries. Previously, he co-led the Mid-Term Evaluation of Gavi’s 5.0 strategy and led a team to evaluate Public Health England’s IHR strengthening project. This built on his experience as a Basic Services Adviser and Policy Adviser for DFID where he worked in London, Burundi, Sierra Leone and across a range of other countries including playing a lead role in the UK’s G8 negotiations for a number of years, and the development of cross-Whitehall policy on HIV and AIDS.

Examples of Tim’s recent work include:

  • Co-team lead for the Mid-Term Evaluation of Gavi’s 5.0 strategy
  • Team leader for an evaluation of the UK DHSC’s Fleming Fund to support low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) in tackling Anti-Microbial Resistance (AMR).
  • Team Leader for an evaluation of Gavi’s initial response to COVID-19
  • Team Leader for an evaluation of Public Health England’s (PHE) International Health Regulations (IHR) Project strengthening IHR capacities in six countries (Zambia, Pakistan, Myanmar, Ethiopia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria) plus Africa CDC.
  • Team Leader for an evaluation of UNICEF Health System Strengthening Approach.
  • Deputy Team Leader for an evaluation of use of Hewlett’s support to Marie Stopes to implement Human Centered Design (HCD) to improve adolescent sexual reproductive health.
  • Advisory support to World Health Organisation, IHP+ Core Team on design of suite of 5th round of IHP+ monitoring in 2016.
  • Team Leader for an evaluation of Girl Hub a DFID-Nike Foundation partnership to achieve the ‘Girl Effect’, transforming girls’ lives and helping break the cycle of intergenerational poverty.
  • The Lancet-Rockefeller Commission on Planetary Health (The Lancet) part of the secretariat supporting Commissioners to produce a peer-reviewed paper for publication in The Lancet.
  • Evaluation of DFID Results Frameworks for Malaria and RMNCH Portfolio analysis and Evaluability Assessment.


Tim is British and lives in rural Suffolk. In his spare-time he is a Section Editor for journal Globalization & Health, and helps with coaching Diss Rugby club mini- and youth- teams.

For a full CV please contact Tim at the email at the top of this page.