Steven Gruzd is head of the Governance and Foreign Policy Programme at the South African Institute of International Affairs in Johannesburg. He is co-manager of a new programme drawing lessons from multi-stakeholder initiatives such as OGP, EITI and the African Peer Review Mechanism, in partnership with Democracy International.

Steven 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. www.saiia.org.za/expertise/steven-gruzd