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Joel Barkan: Senior Associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and professor emeritus of political science, University of Iowa, specializing in issues of democratization and governance across Anglophone Africa; first regional democracy and governance adviser for eastern and southern Africa at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), (1992-1994); United Nations Development Program; National Democratic Institute; World Bank; visiting fellow at U.S. Institute of Peace (1997–1998), Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (2001–2002), University of Cape Town (2004, 2005, and 2007), and National Endowment for Democracy (2000 and 2005–2006)
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- Democracy promotion : Policies, assistance, external organizations and even military action that contribute to the formation of democratic societies in previously authoritarian states; the means for funding such action
- Center for Strategic and International Studies : A bipartisan U.S. think tank that does research and policy recommendations in international affairs, headquartered in Washington, D.C.
- Africa : Continent stretching over the equator, hosting deserts, tropical jungles and savannah as well as over fifty nations; population about 900,000,000.
- Uganda : Landlocked republic in East Africa, located on the equator, bordering the northern and western shores of Lake Victoria.
- Agency for International Development : U.S. government agency responsible for nonmilitary foreign aid of goods, services, and certain finances, although it does not operate at the highest levels of international finance. May operate assistance and development programs in foreign countries
- United Nations Development Program : The organization coordinating efforts by which the United Nations seeks to cut world poverty by half by 2015.
- National Democratic Institute : Add brief definition or description
- World Bank : Collective name for the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development and its affiliates: the International Finance Corporation, organized in 1950 to provide long-term project financing to developing countries; and the International Development Association, formed in 1960 to make long-term loans at low interest rates.
- United States Institute of Peace : A quasi-autonomous non-governmental organization (QUANGO) created by the United States, to serve as a resource in peace operations and conflict resolution
- Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars : Congressionally chartered as a living memorial to President Woodrow Wilson but a hybrid public-private, a nonpartisan think tank looking at long-term issues in international relations, the humanities, and political science
- University of Cape Town : Add brief definition or description
- National Endowment for Democracy : A U.S. based QUANGO (i.e, quasi-autonomous non-governmental organization), with a goal of democracy promotion, chartered by the Congress but primarily made up of political party, labor union, and business representatives; receives some government funding