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Mark Buntaine

Mark Buntaine


Environmental Institutions and Governance

Bren Hall 4422


Mark Buntaine will be on leave in the second half of Fall 2023 and all of Winter 2024 and Spring 2024.


PhD, Environmental Politics & Policy/Research Methods, Duke University
MS, Sustainable Development and Conservation Biology, University of Maryland
BA, Political Science and Chinese, Wake Forest University


*Mark Buntaine will be on sabbatical AY 2021-22

Mark Buntaine investigates how improved governance can support the implementation of environmental policies in low- and middle-income countries. In the past several years, he led experimental projects that tested whether citizen participation in policy implementation improved solid waste services, reduced air and water pollution, and strengthened forest management. He collaborates with and advises governmental and non-governmental partners on the effective implementation of environmental policies, with a focus on designing institutions that ensure governments are accountable to the people they serve.

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