Zimbabwe’s Economic Governance and Regional Integration

Panellists discuss policy and governance for long-term economic prosperity in Zimbabwe, reflecting on the role of institutional change and regional integration in the context of the shocks caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Research event
17 November 2020 — 12:00PM TO 1:30PM

The government of Zimbabwe has emphasized its commitment to economic reform and its ambition to achieve upper-middle-income status by 2030, but there are considerable challenges to overcome.

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated existing economic fragility. Improving the business climate to attract international private-sector investment will be contingent on clear, consistent and coherent policy and implementation, including targeting abuse and corruption.

Zimbabwe has, in recent years, successfully strengthened its regional trade integration, although some trade frictions remain. This is an important factor not only for catalysing economic growth in Zimbabwe, but for supporting regional prosperity and post-COVID recovery.

This webinar is the second in a series of events held in partnership with the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung on Zimbabwe’s economic reform and recovery.

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This event will also be broadcast live on the Africa Programme Facebook page.


Justice Loice Matanda-Moyo, Chairperson, Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission

Treasure Maphanga, Director, African Electronic Trade Group (AeTrade Group)

Sekai Kuvarika, CEO, Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries

Primrose Binha, PhD Student, University of Cape Town (UCT)

Knox Chitiyo, Associate Fellow, Chatham House

Chair: Dr Alex Vines, Managing Director for Ethics, Risk and Resilience; Director, Africa Programme, Chatham House

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