Purpose
Write a proposal that describes a solution to improve the electoral process in Zimbabwe.
Assignment Prompt
In this assignment, you are playing the role of an observer at the United Nations Electoral Assistance
Division. Your job is to write a proposal that describes a solution focused on improving the electoral
process in Zimbabwe.
You should write your proposal in the form of a report. You will be conducting research about challenges
facing free and fair elections in Zimbabwe. Your proposal should engage the audience, summarize your
findings, and provide a clear solution.
Assignment Instructions
Step 1: Gather materials and necessary information.
a) Review each step in the assignment process and ask your teacher if you have any questions.
b) Ask your teacher whether you will be using presentation or word-processing software to
create the report.
c) Ask your teacher whether you will be presenting your proposal to others.
Step 2: Conduct your research.
Remember, you should consider these things as you research:
a) What information can you find about challenges to free and fair elections in Zimbabwe?
b) What can you discover about the causes of these challenges?
c) Is each piece of evidence relevant and from an authoritative source?
Step 3: Create an outline.
Your proposal should be four pages long, and it should be written in your own words.
Create an outline that plots out your report according to this structure.
a) The first page should be a title page.
b) The second page should introduce the situation.
• Engage the audience.
• Use your research to provide evidence of the challenges that exist in Zimbabwe.

UN Review of Zimbabwean Elections