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Yarik Turianskyi

Position: Deputy Programme Head
Governance and APRM Programme

Areas of Research Expertise:

  • African governance
  • Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives
  • Eastern European politics


Yarik Turianskyi is the Deputy Programme Head for Governance and African Peer Review Mechanism at the South African Institute of International Affairs. He is a Ukrainian national who has been living in South Africa since 2001. He holds a Master’s degree in Political Science from the University of Pretoria. He is the co-editor of a book ‘African Accountability: What Works and What Doesn’t’ and the author of over a dozen research papers of governance in Africa. Yarik has also been involved at various South African radio stations as both a presenter and correspondent since 2002.


  • English
  • Ukrainian
  • Russian

Recent Publications:

  • 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.

Email address:Yarik.Turianskyi[@]