About POGAR - Acknowledgements
The website was conceived and is coordinated by Dr. Elizabeth Bouri, who
is Consultant on Knowledge Management to the Programme on Governance in
the Arab Region (POGAR), a project launched by the United Nations
Development Programme's Regional Bureau for Arab States (RBAS) in early
2000. The Regional Coordinator of UNDP-POGAR is Adel Abdellatif.
Bouri surveyed and compiled the resources on governance and supervised
development of a website prototype by arachnea.com. A team of
researchers, Betigul Ercan Argun, Sunila Kale, Peter Lyon, and Jacob
Weigler drafted the thematic and country articles under the supervision
of Clement M. Henry, Professor of Government at the University of Texas
at Austin. Abed Khooli is the Webmaster responsible for technical
maintenance of the site.
The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is the UN
executing agency for POGAR.