Centro de Pesquisas sobre Governação e Desenvolvimento | Centre for Research on Governance and Development

Projects

Mozambique Legislative Development

Although holding “free and fair” elections is a necessary condition for democracy and democratization, elections alone do not make a polity to be classified as democracy. Democratization is a process of establishing mechanisms for holding rulers accountable to the ruled. Besides elections, this requires the establishment of strong institutions of countervailing power that limit executive authority between elections and ensure that such authority is exercised in a transparent and accountable manner.

Youth and Political Participation

CPGD in collaboration with the National Democratic Institute completed a study entitled: Youth’s Concerns and their Expectations for Socio-economic Development in Mozambique using focus group discussion methodology.

Comparative National Election Project

Although electoral studies in Mozambique have been based mainly on aggregate level data rather than individual data, individual level analysis of electoral studies have also to consider that where individuals obtain information about politics, candidates, parties and policies during the course of an election campaign is the primary means for them to evaluate the performance and attributes of individual candidates and parties.

Comparative Study of Electoral Systems

Electoral studies in Mozambique have been based on aggregate (i.e. macro) data from official sources like the National Election Commission. With this kind of data it is possible to know how people from this group (constituency, province, district, ethnic group, age, etc) voted, but it is not possible to know their individual voting behaviour.