Narratives and interpretations of the political economy of Zimbabwe’s development aid trajectory, 1980–2013

Journal for Transdisciplinary Research in Southern Africa


 
 
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Title Narratives and interpretations of the political economy of Zimbabwe’s development aid trajectory, 1980–2013
 
Creator Magocha, Blessing Mutekwe, Edmore
 
Subject Narratives and interpretations of the political economy of Zimbabwe, 1980-2013 aid; development; political economy; aid policy; Zimbabwe
Description The purpose of this conceptual study is to analyse the political economy of Zimbabwe’s development aid trajectory from 1980 to 2013. The discussion unfolds around four historical epochs: colonial legacy, land and independence from 1980 to 1990; the Economic Structural Adjustment Programme (ESAP) 1991–2000; The Multi-Party Democracy period 2001–2008 and the Government of National Unity (GNU) 2008–2013. In doing so, the discourse offers a critical discussion of the factors that have characterised the flow of aid to Zimbabwe. It also explores the historical, socio-economic and political events that shaped development policies and outcomes in Zimbabwe from 1980 to 2013. The study also explores the scale, interaction and impact of aid flow to Zimbabwe. This study is purely qualitative and uses documentary reviews as part of the literature review to extrapolate the relevant data. In this study, we argue that the flow of aid is politically motivated. The study recommends that the Zimbabwean government should come up with a robust aid coordination policy in order to fully guide the inflow of donor aid.
 
Publisher AOSIS
 
Contributor None
Date 2021-02-04
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — Literary analysis or conceptual paper
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/td.v17i1.896
 
Source The Journal for Transdisciplinary Research in Southern Africa; Vol 17, No 1 (2021); 12 pages 2415-2005 1817-4434
 
Language eng
 
Relation info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7/123456 https://td-sa.net/index.php/td/article/view/896/1594 https://td-sa.net/index.php/td/article/view/896/1593 https://td-sa.net/index.php/td/article/view/896/1595 https://td-sa.net/index.php/td/article/view/896/1592
 
Coverage Development aid trajectory; Structural-adjustment programme Zimbabwe's development aid trajectory; 1980-2013 conceptual paper
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