Global Development Research Manager

Simon Conté is a Global Development Research Manager with the Global Development practice area, where he manages the planning and implementation of assessments, evaluations, and studies that address global democracy, human rights, and governance issues.

Mr. Conté has over 25 years of experience conceptualizing, developing, and implementing innovative research projects, assessment tools, and knowledge products. With both the American Bar Association’s Rule of Law Initiative and as an international consultant he led the development and implementation of more than a dozen assessment methodologies, utilizing international standards and best practices to identify reform opportunities and measure progress on issues such as prosecutorial and court administration reform, access to justice, human rights, and parliamentary reform. As an expert in research and evaluation and international technical assistance, Mr. Conté served as the lead assessor for numerous country assessments and has authored over 60 legislative analyses, country assessments, and research papers.

Mr. Conté is a member of the Bar of the District of Columbia, and his degrees include an LL.M. in International and Comparative Law from Georgetown University Law Canter, both an M.A. in Political Science and a J.D. from the University at Buffalo, and a B.A. in Political Science and English from Binghamton University.