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Picking Up the Pieces

  • Hany Besada

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Zimbabwe’s Recovery Path A Conceptual Framework

    1. Hany Besada, Jason LaChapelle
      Pages 1-9
  3. Peace Building and Strengthening Institutions for Good Governance

  4. Economic Recovery Strategies for Sustainable Development

  5. Foreign Direct Investment and Donor Engagement for Socioeconomic Reconstruction

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 291-299

About this book


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.


development economic policy economy foreign direct investment Governance human rights Institution Policy society

Editors and affiliations

  • Hany Besada
    • 1
  1. 1.North-South Institute (NSI)OttawaCanada

About the editors

HANY BESADA is a Senior Researcher and Program Leader at The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) in Canada.

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