COVID-19 has had a devastating effect on Zimbabwe’s already floundering economy. Important foreign currency earning industries have virtually stopped, and across the country livelihoods are at risk and an increasing number of people are reliant on government grants.
Businesses are having to become more flexible but are constrained by a weak policy environment and lack of confidence in the economy. Since 2017, the government has been pursuing an economic reform agenda and Transitional Stabilization Programme (TSP), which was scheduled for completion by the end of 2020. The deepening challenges highlight the need to accelerate economic reform and build confidence in order to achieve sustainable and inclusive growth.
This webinar is held in partnership with the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung.
Busisa Moyo, CEO, United Refineries Limited; Board Chairperson, Zimbabwe Investment and Development Agency (ZIDA)
Dr Carren Pindiriri, Senior Lecturer, Department of Economics, University of Zimbabwe
Ethel Kuuya, Managing Director, Advisory-K
David Mbae, Resident Representative in Zimbabwe, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung
Dr Knox Chitiyo, Associate Fellow, Africa Programme, Chatham House
Wisborn Malaya, Secretary General, Zimbabwe Chamber of Informal Economy Associations
Chair: Christopher Vandome, Research Fellow, Africa Programme, Chatham House