Governance reform specialist
Expertise: Public sector reform, good governance
Languages: English, French, Dari/Farsi, Spanish
Country Experience: Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran, South Africa, Uganda,
Namibia, Trinidad, Chile, Indonesia, Palestine
Althea is a political and social development specialist who has worked in Africa,
Asia and the Caribbean on public sector reform, elections, gender equality,
good governance and humanitarian assistance. She was part of an Integrity
team reviewing Tiri’s Pro-Poor Integrity Programme and travelled to Palestine and Afghanistan to study community-based projects that focus on building the capacity of local communities to monitor the delivery of international aid projects. Althea teaches political science and public administration at the American University in Afghanistan and has also worked for the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). She is a PhD candidate in International Development Studies at the University of Sussex; holds Masters (MPA) in Public Administration from Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec; and a BA in political science with a minor in international development studies from McGill.
Rivas, A. (2011) Health and Education in Afghanistan: 10 Years After – Quantity Not Quality. ACBAR: Kabul.