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Richard Huntington specializes in the cultural and institutional dimensions of international development programs, especially in public administration reform and local government. He has managed complex development projects, serving as MSI’s chief of party of the USAID–funded Tarabot (Arabic for linkages) Iraq Administrative Reform project and of the Iraq National Capacity Development project. He served as MSI’s project director of the worldwide Integrated Management Resources project, providing expertise in performance management. He has carried out studies, impact assessments, evaluations and program designs in 45 countries. He served on the faculties of Harvard University, Princeton University, the American University in Cairo, the University of Khartoum and the University of Cape Town. Author of four books on culture and development in Egypt, Madagascar, and Sudan, he earned his doctorate from Duke University in social anthropology.