1.Tell us a bit about the work of the ZDI Trust The Zimbabwe Democracy Institute (ZDI) is a politically independent public policy think-tank based in Zimbabwe. We generate and disseminate innovative ideas, cutting-edge research and policy analysis to advance democracy, development, good governance and human rights in Zimbabwe. We also aim to promote open, informed […]
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In this blog, Alexander Noyes tells us about his recent research, which explores the relationship between power sharing agreements and Security Sector Reform (SSR). In many transitional countries, SSR can play a crucial role in making situations more stable and democracy more feasible. But can power sharing agreements help SSR where it matters most? Alexander is a […]
In this opinion piece, Alex Laverty argues mobile phone polling prior to elections in Zimbabwe could have made an important contribution to political parties trying to shape their policies, and election monitors trying to ascertain the degree to which Mugabe’s victory was real or rigged… For more details on the technical side of Alex’s propositions, […]
The framing of the Zimbabwean elections has been fiercely contested for months now, as each side has attempted to create the context in which the poll results would be read. In the crucial period between the polls closing and the election results being announced next week, Alex Laverty argues that ZANU-PF have secured a major […]
In this opinion piece, William Muchayi asks why it is in Mugabe’s interests to call a snap election: he warns us that whilst Mugabe is old and frail, he is remains politically agile. William in an independent political analyst.
In this opinion piece, Pedzisai Ruhanya looks at the shifting political landscape in Zimbabwe. He argues that Mugabe’s recent machinations have backfired at a domestic and a regional level and that this may have significant consequences for the upcoming elections. Pedzisai is a PhD candidate and Director of the Zimbabwe Democracy Institute.
In this blog, Nicole Beardsworth asks how the MDC and ZANU-PF are fairing in the run up to Zimbabwe’s national election. Nicole is a former researcher at the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) and is currently a Masters candidate at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford.
In this blog one of our co-editors, Sarah Jane Cooper-Knock, shares her thoughts on a recent article by Simukai Tinhu on the political landscape in Zimbabwe.
Following their insightful piece on the draft constitution, Zimbabwe Democracy Institute give us their opinion on the referendum in Zimbabwe in support of the draft constitution, and what this means for the upcoming national elections.
In this opinion piece, Pedzisai Ruhanya argues that the new draft constitution in Zimbabwe is a flawed document that fails to address the democratic needs of the country, and deflects attention away from the other crucial reforms that must occur before the next elections. Pedzisai is the Director of the Zimbabwe Democracy Institute.