CENTER FOR POLICY STUDIES
INTERNATIONAL POLICY FELLOWSHIPS
INTERNATIONAL MENTOR CRITIQUE FORM
Your name, position:
Peter Anderson; Independent consultant, honorary fellow, University
of Oxford, England
Name of Fellow you have assisted: Konstain Krasovsky
1. What, in your opinion, have you and your Fellow/program/project gained
from your cooperation thus far?
A detailed understanding of tobacco and tobacco policy in Ukraine; the key
actors; the key stakeholders; the key impediments to implementation of effective
tobacco policy; ways of working as an NGO, official; and advocate for tobacco
policy in Ukraine. This detailed knowledge, understanding and experience
have immense benefits both for the mentor and the Fellow in working in and
advising other countries of the former Soviet Union.
2. Do certain areas of this Fellow’s work need improvement? Which areas?
I have worked with and known the fellow at a national and international level
since 1992. Over this time I have seen considerable growth in his maturity,
understanding of the topic and becoming an experienced scientist and policy
advocate in the field of tobacco. He has learnt to balance enthusiasm and
expertise with the appropriate modesty. His personal and analytical skills
are very well developed. I have learnt more from him than he has probably
learnt from me. He would benefit from having a wider range of international
publications. He could develop an advocacy training manual and course for
use in countries of the former Soviet Union.
3. In your opinion, does your Fellow’s project make a significant contribution
to the field?
YES – and an exceptional contribution at both the national and international
4. Would the project be important to other countries in the CEE/fSU region?
YES – particularly to the countries of the former Soviet Union, but also
to some of the countries of eastern Europe
5. Could the proposed policy research make an impact on the policy environment
in specific countries or regions? (Policy makers, experts and policy research
YES – it is a very mature analysis of the difficulties of implementing effective
bans on tobacco advertising in Ukraine that teaches policy lessons in countries
that are inexperienced in this type of work, including the countries of the
former Soviet Union.
6. Is the timetable for the project realistic?
7. Could the project benefit a large number of people?
YES This includes the public at large, for which such a project has enormous
benefit in terms of potential health gain, and the tobacco control public
health and scientific community.
8. Does the Fellow show evidence that he/she can think strategically about
the relevant project and/or field?
YES – Exceptionally so
9. If the Fellow were to re-apply for continued OSI funding for follow-up
work associated with the project, would you support continued funding?
YES – Without a doubt. Continued funding for Konstatin Krasovsky is a very
good investment in terms of the very efficient and effective hard work put
in and the excellent products and outcomes that are achieved.
10. Are there other appropriate funders that may support the project?
YES – Applications could be made to bilateral donors, such as foreign affairs
countries of European Union countries
Recommendations for other potential senior contacts for this Fellow:
Konstantin Krasovsky is a talented fellow who should be listened to, and
who deserves continued support
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