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Zimbabwe’s International Re-engagement: The Long Haul to Recovery

14 May 2014 - 10:00 to 11:00

Chatham House, London


Dr Knox Chitiyo, Associate Fellow, Chatham House
Dr Steve Kibble, Co-Author
Discussant: Dr Miles Tendi, Lecturer in African History and Politics, University of Oxford
Chair: Alex Vines, Director, Area Studies and International Law; Head, Africa Programme, Chatham House



After a decade of isolation, as Zimbabwe’s relations with the West begin to thaw, a new Chatham House report, Zimbabwe’s International Re-engagement: The Long Haul to Recovery, assesses the country’s political and economic landscape. Limited domestic policy options have led the government to increasingly look for international investors to generate economic growth. Yet uncertainty surrounding indigenization, land, and the multi-currency system remain a challenge. 

At this event the authors of the report will discuss the difficulty faced by the ZANU-PF government following the 2013 elections, and will argue that the normalization of diplomatic relations is vital to the country’s economic recovery.