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PESA Ross Oliver Douglas

Ross Oliver Douglas

Ross is an Editor at PESA, an independent research think-tank advancing knowledge that enables regional integration in SADC and to developing policies for a secure, prosperous and unified Africa. Ross joined PESA in 2018 and helped the organisation become the premier resource for political economy analysis, regional integration and policy dialogues in SADC.

As an Editor, Ross focuses on ensuring that PESA publishes accessible research and analysis to promote SADC regional integration and sustainable development in Africa. He also evaluates argumentation and coherence of all PESA publications; ensuring that all our research meets our rigorous internal professionalism and credibility requirements. A champion of PESA’s vision, Ross has edited a number of publications. He has interests in regional integration and his passion is focused on Governance and Civil Society.

Ross is a Writer, Editor and Historian specialising in rural development in South African history. His research interests are the history of land rights, traditional authorities, and gender politics in South Africa from 1880 to the present. He brings experience from researching land claims in South Africa, and sub-editing and writer for top-selling of South African lifestyle magazines. Ross received his B.A. and his B.A. (Hon.) in History from the University of the Witwatersrand.
Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic in SADC

Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic in SADC

The July 2020 issue focuses on assessing the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and evaluates the readiness and gaps in the region's public capacity; and national responses to the pandemic ...
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Climate Change and Adaptation in SADC

Climate Change and Adaptation in SADC

The April 2020 issue focuses on assessing the impact of climate change and evaluating the effectiveness of regional systems and national responses to the crisis in SADC – What is ...
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Trade and Regional Integration in SADC

Trade and Regional Integration in SADC

The November 2019 issue focuses on providing an overview of trade performance in SADC – What are the levels of intra-regional trade in SADC? What are the main goods traded ...
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Youth Unemployment and Empowerment in SADC

Youth Unemployment and Empowerment in SADC

The July 2019 issue focuses on providing an overview of youth empowerment in SADC - What is the current state of youth unemployment and youth development in SADC? How do ...
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Public Debt and Government Finances in SADC

Public Debt and Government Finances in SADC

The April 2019 issue focuses on providing an overview of public debt in SADC and what needs to be done to retain debt sustainability in the future - Why do ...
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Political Conflict and Development in SADC

Political Conflict and Development in SADC

The January 2019 issue focuses on the history of conflict and political instability in SADC, and its impact on economic growth and development - What is the overall history of political ...
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