Yarik Turianskyi

Yarik Turianskyi is the Deputy Head of the African Governance and Diplomacy Programme at SAIIA.

Yarik Turianskyi is the Deputy Programme Head for African Governance and Diplomacy at the South African Institute of International Affairs. He joined the Institute in 2008 after completing a Master’s degree in Political Science from the University of Pretoria, which assessed the African Peer Review Mechanism as a standard for good governance on the continent. While completing his studies Yarik also lectured in Political Science and International Relations. During his time at SAIIA Yarik authored over 12 research papers, focused on governance, technology and gender, and over 30 opinion articles on various governance themes. He has been to and conducted research in 10 African countries and is the co-editor of a book ‘African Accountability: What Works and What Doesn’t’. Yarik has also been involved at various South African radio stations as both a presenter and correspondent since 2002. You may follow him on twitter: @Yarik_T

Recent Publications:

  • Yarik Turianskyi, How-To Guide: Monitoring APRM Implementation, September 2014, (Johannesburg: South African Institute of International Affairs).
  • Turianskyi Y, The African Peer Review Mechanism Ten Years On: How Can It Be Strengthened?, Policy Note No 2, January 2014, (Johannesburg: South African Institute of International Affairs).
  • Corrigan T, Turianskyi Y & Gruzd S, ‘The State of Democracy in South Africa’, Panorama: Insights into Asian and European Affairs, 2, 2010, pp 153-179.
  • Gruzd S, Turianskyi Y & Maihack H, Mainstreaming the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) National Programme of Action (NPoA) into National Development Strategies/Plans: Towards a Common, Unifying Framework for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Poverty Reduction Strategy (PRS), and the APRM NPoA. Addis Ababa: UNECA, 2010.
  • Turianskyi Y, “Book review: Emerging Africa: How 17 countries are Leading the Way. By Steven Radelet”, Africa in Fact, the journal of Good Governance Africa, 2011.

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