Peter Yates manages The Asia Foundation’s governance program in Myanmar. This portfolio of projects includes work on sub-national governance, political governance, economic governance and civil society engagement. Peter previously worked for the Foundation in Bangladesh as program director for the Strengthening Civic Engagement in Elections and Political Processes program. He has managed a number of large-scale, multi-donor governance programs in South and South-East Asia, with a focus on political institutions and civil society engagement. This included working on election observation missions in more than ten countries across Asia, the Pacific, and North Africa. Alongside his international governance experience, Peter spent time working within the Australian Federal Parliament, both as chief of staff to a member of Parliament, and as ministerial policy adviser to the minister for International Development.
Education: Master’s degree in Public Policy (International Development Policy) from the Australian National University (ANU) and bachelor’s degrees in Arts (Development Studies) and Commerce (Management) from ANU.