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Zimbabwe: Slip sliding away?

Change in Zimbabwe is happening; and is driving a Tsunami of expectation. But there are many different perspectives on that change, offering the prospect of a spectrum of reactions over time ranging from assertively expressed self-interest to popular disillusionment and discontent. None of this is to propose [...]

By |2020-04-09T10:57:25+00:00December 6th, 2017|Zimbabwe|0 Comments

Kenya: It’s not (all) about the next elections

Kenya is approaching its next round of elections; and although close it is clear that the process is unlikely to throw up any real surprises. The entitled highland elite - across the political spectrum - will continue to dominate the distribution of power and wealth. And even [...]

By |2020-04-09T11:03:57+00:00July 14th, 2017|Kenya|0 Comments

Harare and Kampala: A Tale of Two Cities

“So far like the present period” Very superficially, Zimbabwe and Uganda have a lot in common.  Both (with some politically driven exceptions) are quite close to the UK in cultural and society terms; and both are striving to retain or retrieve a reputation for growth, strength and [...]

By |2020-04-09T11:08:04+00:00June 29th, 2017|Uganda, Zimbabwe|0 Comments

Uganda: Back to the future?

Uganda is, in many respects, a remarkable success story. From a country wracked by a succession of avaricious leaders and a civil war, it has been regarded - since 1986 – as a bastion of stability, relative prosperity and a key partner in the promotion of regional [...]

By |2020-04-09T11:10:06+00:00June 7th, 2017|Uganda|0 Comments

Zimbabwe: Old faces, new solutions?

Zimbabwe's political context is conditioned almost entirely by the President's (apparently rapidly) failing health; and the jockeying around him for power and influence - both in the near term; and with an eye to future political (and in the case of the wider Mugabe family, legacy and financial) [...]

By |2020-04-09T11:12:19+00:00June 7th, 2017|Zimbabwe|0 Comments

Political Economy Analysis

Political Economy Analysis (PEA) is… …about people Although often billed as a mapping of events and institutions, it is really people who shape both.  (Although there are times when even the best intentioned people are unable to overcome the effects of a poorly conceived programme or an inappropriately [...]

By |2020-05-05T08:16:41+00:00April 28th, 2016|Development|0 Comments