Steven Gruzd

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.

Works by this author

Russian and African Media: Exercising Soft Power

How can Zimbabwe Successfully Reintegrate into the International Community?

Regions Apart: How South Africa and Nigeria Responded to COVID-19

Should All Africa's States Join the APRM?

South Africa has a new chance to promote good governance on the continent

At the Table or on the Menu? Africa’s Agency and the Global Order

Lessons from Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives

Spotlighting Governance Challenges: Lessons from Namibia

The 'Kagame Reforms' of the AU: Will they Stick?

Israel's ties with Africa: A Focus on Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa

Anticipation builds around Zimbabwe’s elections

The African Peer Review Mechanism at 15: Achievements and Aspirations

The APRM at 15: Has African governance come of age?

Can the APRM be an Effective Tool to Monitor Agenda 2063 and the SDGs?

A Next-Generation Peer Review: What does the Open Government Partnership have to Offer

Promoting Peer Review as a Compliance Mechanism for Regional Integration

Maintaining Momentum? Civil Society and the APRM in Zambia

African Peer Review Mechanism: Development Lessons from Africa's Remarkable Governance Assessment System

Back to the blackboard: Looking beyond universal primary education in Africa

Africa's Evolving governance Architecture: Reflections on the African Peer Review Mechanism

Africa after Cancun Trade negotiations in uncertain times

Ten Reasons to Keep Faith with Africa's Peer Review Process

SAIIA Roundtable: The African Peer Review Mechanism - Progress and Prospects

The African Peer Review Mechanism: Assessing Origins, Institutional Relations and Achievements