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Linda Maguire

Linda Maguire

Ms. Maguire is the Electoral Advisor in UNDP’s Democratic Governance Group. She joined UNDP in 1998 and has worked on legislatures, elections and post-conflict democracy building. She has also worked in UNDP’s Evaluation Office on results-based performance assessment. In her current position, she provides policy and project advice on elections to UNDP country offices and their national partners, undertakes a research agenda, and maintains partnerships between UNDP and organizations within and beyond the UN.

Ms. Maguire is the current project coordinator for the ACE Electoral Knowledge Network—a joint venture on the cost and administration of elections between UNDP, International IDEA, IFES: Democracy at Large, Elections Canada, the Federal Electoral Institute (Mexico), EISA (Southern Africa), the UN Department for Economic and Social Affairs and the UN Department of Political Affairs’ Electoral Assistance Division.

Before joining UNDP, she was a Senior Program Officer for West Africa with the National Democratic Institute, where she managed the electoral assistance programs in Côte d'Ivoire and Mali, as well as provided support to legislatures, political parties and civil-society initiatives in the region.

Ms. Maguire holds a Master of Arts from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. She is the author of “Power Ethnicized: The Pursuit of Protection and Participation in Rwanda and Burundi”, Vol. 2 Buffalo Journal of International Law, and author of/contributor to a number of UNDP publications on democratic governance, including the recent UNDP’s Handbook on Working with Political Parties.