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Food Remittances: Migration and Food Security in Africa

Cash remittances have grown rapidly over the past two decades and are now at an all-time high. The World Bank estimates that international remittances reached USD436 billion in 2014, and predicts that they will increase to USD601 billion in 2016. …

The Third Wave: Mixed Migration from Zimbabwe to South Africa

Migration from Zimbabwe to South Africa has been extremely well-documented by researchers. In this paper, we suggest that there is a need to periodize these migration flows in order to understand how and why they have changed over time, not simply i…

Zimbabweans Affirm Right to Government Information, but Skeptical about Access

Information is the lifeblood of political accountability. Without reliable, timely information, citizens are unable to evaluate and constructively engage with what their government is doing. If such information is absent, willfully denied, physica…

Climate-smart Agriculture in Zimbabwe

Maize is the staple food crop in Zimbabwe, with millet, wheat, and barley also grown for the local market. Groundnuts/ peanuts and soya beans are also commonly grown. Tobacco is Zimbabwe’s most valuable crop. Cattle are the main livestock animal and…

Zimbabwe's Exodus to Australia, 2015

This paper focuses on emigration of Zimbabwe-born migrants to Australia, partly because Australia is largely omitted from the important text, Zimbabwe’s Exodus even though it has become an important destination, and partly because the data is better…

The New Brain Drain from Zimbabwe

All the signs point to the existence of a growing exodus of skilled Zimbabweans from the country. Although the precise dimensions and impacts of this “brain drain” have yet to be determined, the Zimbabwean government has recently sought to stem the …

Migrants in Countries in Crisis: South Africa Case Study: The Double Crisis – Mass Migration From Zimbabwe And Xenophobic Violence in South Africa

The protracted economic and political crisis in Zimbabwe led directly to a major increase in mixed migration flows to South Africa. Migrants were drawn from every sector of society, all education and skill levels, equal numbers of both sexes, and …

Land Management - Competing Roles and Responsibilities between Ministry of Rural Development and Preservation of National Cultural Heritage, Ministry of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing

This paper titled: "Competing roles and responsibilities between Ministry of Rural Development, and, Preservation of National Cultural Heritage, Ministry of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing, and Ministry of Lands and Rural Resett…

Zimbabwe’s “Military-assisted Transition” and Prospects for Recovery

Zimbabwe’s military unexpectedly ousted President Robert Mugabe in late 2017, nearly four decades after he took power. Debilitating internal factionalism within the ruling Zanu-PF party over succession to Mugabe has culminated in the elevation of Em…

The Experience and Challenges of Women in the SADC Region: The Case of Trade and Agriculture Sectors

The trade and agricultural sectors play a key role in socio-economic development of the SADC region. Across the world evidence suggests that trade is an engine of growth, but agriculture on the other hand remains central to poverty reduction. Women …

Zimbabwe's MPs, Local Councillors Get Poor Ratings on Responsiveness and Performance

In a democracy, elected local and parliamentary representatives are critical channels through which citizens’ views and preferences can impact local and national policies. They are also important conduits for disseminating information about governme…

Public Attitudes toward Zimbabwe's 2018 Elections: Downbeat yet Hopeful?

Zimbabweans will go to the polls in presidential, parliamentary, and local government elections on July 30, 2018. These elections are the first test of the popular will since the dramatic military intervention of November 2017 that forced an end t…

Taming the beast in us: 2018

Following a desktop research and in-depth interviews of key informants, this paper provides an overview of Zimbabwe’s political and electoral landscape as the country prepares for the harmonized elections. Focus is placed on discussing and assessin…

Two Faces of Diamonds: The woman in New York and the woman in Marange

As the Kimberly Process Certification Scheme concludes its 2015 Intersessional meeting in the Angolan Capital, Luanda this week, it is time again to evaluate the social costs of diamond mining to the Marange community. It is also time to ask about t…

After Elections, Zimbabwe Government’s Legitimacy in Limbo

Zimbabwe’s disputed elections have reinforced political divisions as the Constitutional Court hears an opposition challenge of the results. The military crackdown on opposition protesters highlights the urgency of reform if the government is to pres…

Zimbabwe Conflict Insight

Between gaining independence from the British in April 1980 and 21 November 2017, the Republic of Zimbabwe was ruled by Robert Mugabe, the leader of the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (ZANUPF). Two decades after independence, Zimbab…

Ill-prepared? Health Care Service Delivery in Zimbabwe

As Zimbabwe struggled to contain a deadly cholera outbreak in September-October 2018, questions focused again on failures of infrastructure and leadership that continue to leave the country vulnerable to such a preventable, “medieval” disease. Zim…

How Local Authorities Can Exploit the Potential for Effective Property Taxes: A Case Study of Harare

This paper explores administrative challenges that developing countries face in property tax administration. It is internationally acknowledged that local authorities play a vital role in enhancing a country’s economic growth and provision of publi…

The Art of creating Money: An Appraisal of Zimbabwe’s Economy

Zimbabwe’s economy continues to struggle. The much-anticipated economic growth and stability in the ‘new dispensation’ remain elusive and ordinary citizens continue to bear the brunt of the economic plunge. This report analyses key economic challen…

Compendium of Case Studies on Non-State Actors in Management for Development Results (MfDR)

There are three ways to conceptualize power in society: the power of the government (the Prince), the power of the market (the Merchant), and the power of the people (the Citizen). Development history shows that the world has attempted to focus on …

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