Zimbabwe in Crisis: Mugabe's Policies and Failures
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Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)
October 18, 2008
The Centre for International Governance Innovation Technical Paper No. 38
Exemplifying the negative consequences of a variety of inappropriate fiscal and social policies, Zimbabwe has failed to realize its potential to become a strong, independent state, going from the admiration and envy of its neighbours to near-complete collapse and abject poverty. Economic turmoil, caused by failed land reforms and inflation, combined with increased malnutrition, and evaporating access to education, health care, and employment have only exacerbated unrest, particularly for constituencies who receive few benefits from President Robert Mugabe's regime. This paper assesses Zimbabwe's social, political and economic crisis and its impact on Zimbabweans, indicating the steps needed for national recovery and sustainable development.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 40
Keywords: Zimbabwe, Economy, Africa, Fragile States, Mugabe
JEL Classification: O12, D60, D72, E10, E62, E63, F14, F21, F22, F23, F31, F35, F34, I12, I32working papers series
Date posted: October 19, 2008
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