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ITI mourns the loss of Dr Johan van Zyl

Dr Johan van Zyl, the initiator of the Public-Private Growth Initiative (PPGI), an ITI project focussing on growth and investment in the South African economy, sadly passed away on Friday, 30 July, at the age of 63. During the last three years his leadership in the PPGI project was visionary and dynamic. Johan at the time of his death was […]

Myanmar: Baseline Study

EXECUTIVE SUMMARYOn 1 February 2021, Myanmar’s military, the Tatmadaw, launched a coup, unseating the democratically elected National League for Democracy (NLD) government, alleging fraud in November 2020 elections that saw the NLD defeat the military-backed party, the Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP). In reality though it seems that a second NLD term, with no […]

Restoring faith in democratic processes will be a priority for Africa in 2021

In the past year an unprecedented number of high-profile elections were held in Africa. Many of them, like those in Burundi, Tanzania, Guinea and Côte d’Ivoire, were marred by violence and the electoral processes were considered far from credible.   In Burundi in May this year, the ruling party’s Evariste Ndayishimiye won an election marked by […]

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