On 15 February 2023, GGA’s Pranish Desai appeared on the podcast The Citizen’s Talk with Tau to discuss several topics relevant to South Africa today. Among the matters Pranish and the host, Stephen Tau, covered were corruption, local government, service delivery, coalition politics and the forthcoming 2024 general elections. Listen below:


Pranish Desai
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Pranish Desai is a doctoral student in political science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His core areas of focus are in comparative politics and political methodology, with a specific interest in the politics of Southern Africa. Between 2021 and 2024, Pranish held several key positions within the Governance Insights and Analytics programme at GGA. In these roles, he was centrally responsible for the elevation and enhancement of the Governance Performance Index as GGA's flagship governance assessment tool. Before departing GGA, Pranish also played a key role in the development of our strategic framework for the 2024-2028 period.