Zimbabwe: Picking up the Pieces by H. Besada

Zimbabwe: Picking up the Pieces

byH. Besada, Hany Besada

Hardcover | December 14, 2010

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Formerly one of Africa’s most promising economies, Zimbabwe has begun a process of economic reconstruction after decades of political turmoil and economic mismanagement. The advent of a national unity government in February 2009 launched a new but still tentative era of political stability. The government has a daunting political and economic agenda. Top priorities include restoring the rule of law, demonstrating fiscal responsibility, and putting in place macroeconomic and structural reforms to win the confidence of domestic and international investors. An optimistic time frame for its socio-economic recovery is now estimated to be at least ten years. Zimbabwe: Picking Up the Pieces chronicles the steps that led to the downturn of the Zimbabwean state and economy before assessing what can be done to resuscitate a once-thriving society. Leading experts from and on the region explore the country’s options on key governance issues, from strengthening institutions to addressing food security to promoting private sector development to mobilizing donor country assistance. This collection offers a unique glimpse into a fragile state and the severe costs Zimbabweans have and will have to endure if there is to be any hope of recovery.

About The Author

Hany Besada is a Senior Researcher: Development Cooperation at the North-South Institute (NSI) in Ottawa, Canada. He was formerly a Senior Researcher and Program Leader at CIGI where he oversaw the Health and Social Governance Program. He has worked at the South African Institute of International Affairs  (SAIIA), Amnesty Internationa...

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Title:Zimbabwe: Picking up the PiecesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:324 pagesPublished:December 14, 2010Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan USLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230110193

ISBN - 13:9780230110199

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Foreword: Reflections on the Prerequisites for a Sustainable Reconstruction in Zimbabwe  -- Adam Habib * Zimbabwe’s Recovery Path: A Conceptual Framework -- Hany Besada * Part I: Peace Building & Strengthening Institutions for Good Governance * ZANU-PF and MDC Power Sharing: Zimbabwe still at a Crossroads? -- Siphamandla Zondi * Reform of the Security Sector in Zimbabwe: Challenges and Opportunities -- Karolina Werner/Knox Chitiyo * Zimbabwe's Media: Between Party-State Politics and Press Freedom under Mugabe's Rule -- David Moore * Part II: Economic Recovery Strategies for Sustainable Development * A Macroeconomic Policy Framework for Economic Stabilization in Zimbabwe -- John Robertson * Zimbabwe’s Hyperinflation: Can Dollarization be the Cure? -- Albert Makochekanwa/Prosper Kambarami * Agrarian Reform and Prospects for Recovery -- Sam Moyo * Addressing Food Security: A View from Multilateral Institutions -- Simon Pazvakavambwa * Public-private partnerships (PPP) in the Provision of Infrastructure to Redress the Human Resources Shortages in Zimbabwe -- Helen Moatshe * Part III: Foreign Direct Investment and Donor Engagement for Socio-Economic Reconstruction * Multinationals and Foreign Investment in Zimbabwe: A Development and Human Rights Perspective -- Dianna Games * South African Corporate Expansion into Zimbabwe: Weathering the Storm and Reaping the Benefits -- Sanusha Naidu * Donors and the Crisis in Zimbabwe: Experiences and Lessons Learned -- Holger Bernt Hansen * South Africa’s Role in Providing Development Assistance to Zimbabwe: Policy Options and Strategies -- Steven Gruzd/Elizabeth Sidiropoulos/George Katito