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Grant Masterson

Mr. Masterson has a Masters in International relations (Wits University), and certificates in M&E from University of Johannesburg, Carleton University (Ottowa), Rhodes University (Grahamstown). He has been the Senior Programme Officer: Governance Institutions and Processes at EISA since 2004. He has published several publications including Peering the peers: Civil society engagement in the African Peer Review Mechanism (2010).

  

 

Expertise

  • African Peer Review Mechanism
  • Governance
  • East African Elections

Education

  • Masters (University of Witwatersrand)

Library Articles

The Zanzibar Presidential, House of Representatives and Local Government Elections of 31 October 2010

"The 31 October 2010 presidential, House of Representatives and local government elections in Zanzibar were held as part of regular elections conducted every five years in line with that country’s constitution. This report is the EISA Electoral Observer Mission’s assessment of the electoral processes, which covered the pre-election phase, polling day – including voting, counting and the...

Defining Civil Society in the Context of the African Peer Review Mechanism

"This paper attempts to examine some of the prevailing definitions of civil society in the context of African governance, and identify a suitable means of conceptualizing civil society more specifically in the context of the APRM."

Election Talk [Tanzania]

This newsletter consists of 5 articles by different authors. The articles examines the electoral environment in Tanzania, citing relevant laws and discussing the Election Management Body, delimitation of boundaries, and the electoral system used in Tanzania namely the Single Member Plurality system.

Election Talk [Zimbabwe]

This newsletter has 3 articles by different authors. Grant Masterson discusses the announcement of interim results and irregularities of the 2005 parliamentary elections. The final results were based on postal returns from all 120 constituencies. Masterson also examines the serious questions raised regarding the role and legitimacy of election observation missions. Bertha Chiroro revisits the...

Election Talk [Zimbabwe]

This paper has several articles which was written by 5 different authors. Moloi and Matloga examined the extent to which the secrecy of the ballot was respected during the 2005 Zimbabwe parliamentary elections. Chiroro examined the concerns raised which affected the reliability of the counting process. Grant Masterson discussed the practical consideration of the location and number of polling...

Election Talk [Zimbabwe]

This paper covers the campaign process during the 2005 Zimbabwe parliamentary elections. Matloga and Moloi examined whether the campaign in the parliamentary elections conformed to the regional guidelines. Chiroro examined how accessible the government owned media was during this election process. Was their fair coverage and equitable access given to the opposition? Masterson and Moloi's...

Election Talk [Zimbabwe]

The newsletter has various articles that was written by 4 different authors. Kabemba discussed the nomination of candidates and the 2005 Zimbabwe parliamentary elections. Grant Masterson discussed the voter registration qualification and voter registration disputes. Matlosa examined the technical and political reasons for delimitation of electoral boundaries. Letsholo discussed primary elections...

Election Talk [Zimbabwe]

This newsletter contains 4 articles. Masterson's article examines various pieces of legislation and how they interact to establish the conditions for the political parties to compete in the upcoming elections. Kabemba's article aims to interrogate the on-going electoral reforms in Zimbabwe and tease out how these could contribute in reducing or increasing conflict during the coming...

Election Talk [Zimbabwe]

"Although the constitutional and legal framework sets the parameters within which the elections take place, there are several areas in which Zimbabwe's legal provisions fall short of the standards set in PEMMO."

An Analysis of the Implementation of the African Peer Review Mechanism in Ghana, Kenya and Mauritius

"This paper examines the implementation of African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) in Ghana, Kenya and Mauritius. First to voluntarily submit to review by the APRM, all three countries have devised different working models at the national level in order to facilitate the peer review process. This paper examines the background to the emergence of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (...

South Africa's 2004 Election The Quest for Democratic Consolidation

"This study is an evaluation of South Africa’s third democratic elections, the national and provincial elections of April 2004. More specifically, key technical aspects of the election including electoral administration, conflict resolution, political party dynamics and foreign assistance are examined in four peer reviewed chapters. In addition to unpacking the election in terms of various...

Governance Quality and Government Commitment to the NEPAD African Peer Review Mechanism

"This paper investigates the relationship between the existing quality of a country’s political and economic governance and it’s government’s decision whether or not to participate in the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD). This relationship is tested using quantitative analysis of governance estimates from the World Bank of 2002,...

Governance Quality and Government Commitment to the NEPAD African Peer Review Mechanism

"This paper investigates the relationship between the existing quality of a country’s political and economic governance and its government’s decision whether or not to participate in the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development(NEPAD). This relationship is tested using quantitative analysis of governance estimates from the World Bank for 2002,...