Tamara Chikhradze has devoted the majority of her professional career to promoting health financing policies for universal health coverage at national and global levels. Ms. Chikhradze’s experience includes policy, operational, analytical and teaching work with the government in her home country – Georgia, for-profit health insurance firms, non-profit organizations, bi-lateral donors and public health schools.
At Results for Development (R4D), Ms. Chikhradze is a program director providing technical, managerial and strategic leadership on health systems and health financing projects. Her technical expertise ranges from benefits package design to provider payment models, expenditure tracking and analysis, policy development, operational and implementation research. Ms. Chikhradze’s portfolio includes multiple global initiatives as well as country level work in Indonesia, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Ethiopia and Georgia.
Ms. Chikhradze holds an MSc in health policy, planning and financing from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She is a native Georgian speaker and is fluent in English and Russian.