Andrew Wilder to Take Reins of USIP’s Afghanistan, Pakistan Programs

Andrew Wilder is joining the United States Institute of Peace in September 2010 as chief of the organization’s Afghanistan and Pakistan programs.

“The Institute is very pleased to welcome Andrew Wilder, whose deep expertise and insight on governance, development and stabilization in Afghanistan and Pakistan will help guide USIP’s peacebuilding programs in the region,” said Bill Taylor, vice president of the Center for Post-Conflict Peace and Stability Operations, in a press release.

Wilder, an associate research professor for the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, founded the Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit, the first independent policy and research institution in Afghanistan. He worked for Save the Children, the International Rescue Committee and Mercy Corps International.

Wilder’s recent research has centered on the effectiveness of aid in promoting stabilization initiatives in Afghanistan and Pakistan. He has studied about sub-national governance, elections, and police reform efforts in Afghanistan as well as the politics of civil service reform in Pakistan.

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