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Sara Taylor


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Sara Taylor is the Asia Foundation's deputy country representative in Bangladesh. Prior to joining the foundation, Taylor was with USAID and the International Republican Institute (IRI). Taylor’s work centers on post-conflict and transitional democracies. She has worked across a broad range of democracy and governance issues and critical political processes, including 2010 nationwide elections in Sudan, the 2011 Southern Sudan Self-Determination Referendum, and South Sudan's independence. She cultivated relationships with local partners, civil society groups, activists, political parties, and parliamentarians in Malaysia, and during a period of increasing political violence in Bangladesh, she managed long- and short-term international observation missions of postponed 2007 parliamentary elections that were ultimately held in 2008. In addition, Taylor observed 2008 parliamentary elections in Mongolia with IRI, as well as 1998 parliamentary and 1999 presidential elections in Slovakia with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.