Albert Makochekanwa

Albert Makochekanwa
University of Zimbabwe | UZ · Department of Economics

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Sexual violence is a serious public health and human rights issue with both short- and long-term psychological and physical consequences on women and their decision to work. However, scant scholarly literature examines the relationship between sexual violence and female labour force participation (FLFP). Using evidence from a survey with 301 econom...
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The Mashonaland Central province has had the most recorded cases of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) as recorded by 2021 statistics. The study, using triangulated qualitative and quantitative methods, tested the hypothesis that both women and men are abused. SPSS Version 21 was used to do a multinomial regression on how sex, age gap, and income affe...
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There is a general perception that poverty and/or low income are the root causes of GBV in Zimbabwe. Efforts have been made to economically empower women in a bid to fight poverty and ultimately GBV, but research findings from Zimbabwe noted that GBV against women continues to rise in all societies, regardless of income levels. There is a paucity o...
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HIV modelling and economic analyses have had a prominent role in guiding programmatic responses to HIV in sub-Saharan Africa. However, there has been little reflection on how the HIV modelling field might develop in future. HIV modelling should more routinely align with national government and ministry of health priorities, recognising their legiti...
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Sexual violence profoundly affects the social well-being of victims through its numerous adverse mental health outcomes, which may affect survivors’ employment and earnings.However, scant scholarly literature examines the impact of sexual violence on women’s earnings in Zimbabwe. Using data collected from 173 working women in Zvimba and Hurungwe di...
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Zimbabwe’s contraceptive utilisation has improved significantly, but this progress is not uniform across all its provinces. Matabeleland South in particular, is one province with the lowest contraceptive prevalence, against a background of significantly high spousal violence. This study sought to investigate modern contraceptive prevalence among GB...
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The article is an attempt to provide a kaleidoscopic interpretation of how social science scholarship views the socio-cultural terrain of Zimbabwe during and after the global health crisis, and the societal and business hemorrhage induced by the coronavirus (COVID-19). Built through a multi-perspective and triangulation involving a modified Delphic...
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The article is an attempt to provide a kaleidoscopic interpretation of how social science scholarship views the socio-cultural terrain of Zimbabwe during and after the global health crisis, and the societal and business haemorrhage induced by the coronavirus (COVID-19). Built through a multi-perspective and triangulation involving a modified Delphi...
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The research used the parametric and non-parametric statistical estimations to determine how the choice of maize marketing channel is related to household characteristics, in the post grain market reform era. Household data was drawn from a survey of 329 farmers drawn from5 districts of Zimbabwe. Given the economic crisis that incapacitated the sta...
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The study examined the perceptions of TVET offering institutions on TVET education in Zimbabwe. The research answered the following three questions: (i) What were the TVET institutions’ views toward technical and vocational education and training in Zimbabwe? (ii) What were the challenges faced by TVET institutions in providing TVET programmes? And...
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Employers perceptions of Technical and vocational education and training in Zimbabwe.
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This article applied survey data collected from 115 trainers in 15 technical and vocational education and training (TVET) centres in Zimbabwe to explore trainers’ views of Zimbabweans’ perception of TVET education, the state of training and trainers’ qualifications and technological infrastructure in these institutions. The major problems facing th...
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The research investigated the perceptions of employers regarding technical and vocational training (TVET) system in Zimbabwe. A total of 57 employers of TVET graduates throughout the country were sampled and information and data were collected from them using a structured questionnaire. The study found that, overall; the employers have high positiv...
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This paper presents the parents’ perceptions on Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Zimbabwe. The target population comprise of 63 parents with children in secondary schools. Quantitative research method, whereby an interview protocol involving twenty open ended questions exploring the parental perspectives, was employed. Open...
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Regional integration is often seen as a powerful development strategy that provides a large parallel market for the development of new industries and minimizes external shocks through increased national income and bargaining power (Balassa 1961). At regional and subregional levels, economic cooperation has been one of the fundamental policy options...
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Using a large dataset of Zimbabwean manufacturing firms extracted from the two waves of World Bank Enterprise Surveys of 2011 and 2016, the study investigates the impact of female management on firm's productivity in Zimbabwe's manufacturing firms. The study estimates a modified production function, to incorporate gender dimension, using a random e...
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The study deployed the experimental and behavioural economics toolkit to determine how risk aversion attitude, time preference and poverty status influenced farmers' marketing channel preferences between the state-owned Grain Marketing Board (GMB) and the private buyer market. Following maize market deregulation and subsequent entry of private buye...
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The research sought to assess the determinants of trade flows between European Union and Southern African countries for the period 2001 to 2012, and to determine the trade potential of a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement between the European Union and Southern African countries. Econometric modeling was done using the gravity model of tr...
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This study investigated the extent to which the implementation of the COMESA-EAC-SADC tripartite free trade area (T-FTA) will impact on the 26 participating member countries. The impact analysis was done with respect to welfare implications. The World Integrated Trade Solution (), the Software for Market Analysis and Restrictions on Trade (WITS-SMA...
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This chapter results from a study of the main features of four possible monetary system options that can be potential solutions to Zimbabwe’s current hyperinflationary trend. The system presented and analyzed here is dollarization, which occurs when a country makes a foreign currency (currencies) full legal tender and reduces its own currency, if a...
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The second economy in Zimbabwe have grown from a low level of less than 10% of official GDP at independence in 1980 to an all time higher share of 70 percent in 2008 before subsiding to a still higher percentage share of 52% by end of 2009. Overall, the estimates obtained from this study are considerably higher than those obtained by most studies o...
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The study presented main features of possible currency options which can be potentially adopted by Zimbabwe in the aftermath of multi-currency regime. The currency options analyzed are dollarization, joining the CMA and re-introduction of the Zimbabwe dollar (Z$). The proposed management systems to underpin the reintroduction of the Zimbabwean doll...
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The research was motivated by the need for Zimbabwe’s financial assistance to kick-start the recovery of its economy from the meltdown it has been for more than a decade. Since the formation of the government of national unity (GNU) on February 13, 2009, government of Zimbabwe’s (GoZ) begging bowl for US$8.3 billion financial assistance has been ex...
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The study estimates the long-run equilibrium relationship between money balance as a ratio of income and treasury bill rate for the Zimbabwean economy. These estimates are done for two periods, the entire period (using quarterly data) of 1980:01 to 2005:04 and the hyperinflationary period (using monthly data) of 1999:01 to 2005:12. These estimates...
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The Zimbabwean economy is one of the many numbers of countries that has experienced a relatively high fiscal deficit for a prolonged period with the result of a high inflationary environment. This paper examines the deficit-inflation nexus in the Zimbabwean economy and establishes the causal link that runs from the budget deficit to the inflation r...
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The purpose of this study is to determine the causes of hyperinflation in Zimbabwe for the period February 1999 to December 2006 using appropriate econometric techniques. Results from long run and shot run econometric models shows money supply, black market for foreign exchange (US$) and lagged values of hyperinflation to be positively correlated w...
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This paper investigates the causes of capital flight from Zimbabwe for the period 1980 to 2005. The results show external debt, foreign direct investment inflows, and foreign reserves to be the major causers of capital flight. Economic growth is negatively correlated with capital flight. The calculations estimate Zimbabwean capital flight at US $10...
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The research attempts to empirically study the demand for money, especially the magnitudes of the price expectation and real cash balance adjustment for Zimbabwe. Price expectation and real cash balance adjustment models are estimated. The results show that both the interest rate and the rate of change in prices are relevant variables for explainin...
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This paper looks into the changes of the black market premium for foreign exchange in Zimbabwe. Generally, the black market for foreign exchange arises as a direct consequence of the adoption of exchange rate controls in many developing economies facing substantial macroeconomic imbalances. Despite its negative impact on Zimbabwe’s economy, this ma...
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This paper revisits the role of money and money prices in the economic calculation and how hyperinflation creates calculation chaos. The example of hyperinflation in Zimbabwe is used to describe this phenomenon. Moreover, the data on ground were used to explain why the Zimbabwean economy has not yet collapsed. Individuals in Zimbabwe cope with hype...
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Analysis of Botswana’s competitiveness in world trade has been presented based on indices of revealed comparative advantage (RCA) calculated for the period 1999 and 2004. Results show that Botswana has RCA in diamonds, copper matte, and meat of bovine animals, among other products. Changes in values of RCA over time reinforce the dynamic nature of...
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The study narrates the decline in access to three basic publicly provided services, namely, health, education, and water and sanitation for Zimbabwe for the period covering 2000 to May 2009. Special emphasis is placed on the impact of fiscal fragility on the ability of the government to provide these services. Through interviews and newspaper artic...
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After employing a number of qualitative methodologies in investigating and analyzing the devastating hardships and sufferings inflicted on ordinary Zimbabweans by the hyperinflationary environment bedeviling the country, the study found some interesting things. Some of the hardships and sufferings currently common and being experienced by most Zimb...

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Abstract Some countries in Africa have experienced civil war, terrorism or violence as a result of the military and civilians’ role conflict. This resulted in loss of life, destruction of infrastructure, displacement of families and civil unrest. The problem/ conflict started when military took over civilian roles. The discontentment by civilians led to militarisation. In trying to squash the discontentment in povo and avoid possible uprising, the state through its military initiated militarism, where a strong military force was maintained and used aggressively on civilians. This paper examined how military and civilians role conflict destabilised African countries, with special reference to Zimbabwe, how this role conflict could be resolved and sustained. The study used descriptive survey research design. It targeted civilians in Harare high density suburbs and the military personnel. The questionnaire was employed to collect data as most military personnel did not want to comment openly fearing victimization. In-depth face-to face interviews and focus group discussions (FGDs) were done. Some civilians spoke on condition of anonymity fearing persecution. The research found out that military and civilians role conflict led to militarisation, the state used military to defend national interests, there was no clear distinction between government of the day and military. Military roles and responsibilities were overlapping into civilian roles. Some military personnel could retire at 60 years and got promoted to civilian jobs such as heads of government parastatals. The research recommended that military roles and responsibilities must be defined clearly and adhered to. Key words: Militarisation Role Conflict Transformation Africa