Areas of Research Expertise:
- The African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM)
- Governance in Africa
- South African Foreign Policy
Steven Gruzd first joined SAIIA in April 2003 as the Research Manager on the NEPAD and Governance Programme, and became Head of the successor programme on Governance and the APRM, in May 2008. He rejoined SAIIA in this capacity in October 2013, having spent two years as Senior Researcher and Diplomatic Liaison at the SA Jewish Board of Deputies. From 1999-2003 he worked as a researcher and research coordinator at the Centre for Development and Enterprise. He has published widely on governance and the African Peer Review Mechanism, and keenly follows African political developments and South African foreign policy. He hosted a magazine talk show on the 101.9 ChaiFM community radio station, and has made numerous radio and television appearances. Steven holds an MSc from the London School of Economics and Political Science in International Relations and a BA (Hons) in International Relations from the University of the Witwatersrand.
- French (basic)
- Hebrew (basic)
- Gruzd S, Namibia and the African Peer Review Mechanism: Committing to Improved Governance, Democracy Report, Special Briefing Report No.17. Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), Windhoek, March 2017.
- Corrigan T and Gruzd S, Can The APRM be an Effective Tool to Monitor Agenda 2063 and The SDGs? SAIIA Occasional Paper No 251, February 2017.
- Gruzd S and Y Turianskyi (eds), African Accountability: What Works and What Doesn’t?, Johannesburg: South African Institute of International Affairs, 2015.
- Gruzd S, The African Peer Review Mechanism: Development Lessons from Africa’s Remarkable Governance Assessment System, SAIIA Research Report 15, January 2014.
- Petlane T and Gruzd S (eds), African Solutions: Best Practices in the African Peer Review Mechanism, Fanele/Jacana Publishers, 2011.
- Gruzd S (ed), Grappling with Governance: Perspectives on the African Peer Review Mechanism, Fanele/Jacana Publishers, 2010.
- Gruzd S, Comparative Analysis of Civil Society Engagement in the APRM: Economic Governance and Management, chapter 5 in Masterson G, K Busia and A Jinadu (eds), Peering the Peers: Civil Society and the African Peer Review Mechanism, The Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (EISA), Johannesburg, 2010.
- Gruzd S, Ten Reasons to Keep Faith with Africa’s Peer Review Process, SAIIA Policy Briefing 17, May 2010.
Related media articles:
- Gruzd, S and Rawhani, C. Israeli solutions to African problems?, South African Jewish Report. 14 September 2017
- Gruzd, S and Rawhani, C. Togo or not to go?, South African Jewish Report. 07 September 2017
Email address: steven.gruzd[@]wits.ac.za
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