Zimbabwe in Crisis: Mugabe's Policies and Failures
The Centre for International Governance Innovation Technical Paper No. 38
40 Pages Posted: 19 Oct 2008
Date Written: October 18, 2008
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.
Keywords: Zimbabwe, Economy, Africa, Fragile States, Mugabe
JEL Classification: O12, D60, D72, E10, E62, E63, F14, F21, F22, F23, F31, F35, F34, I12, I32
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