Lloyd Sachikonye

Lloyd Sachikonye
University of Zimbabwe | UZ · governance and public management

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Publications (41)
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This contribution explores emerging features of social relations of production as expressed through the contract farming system in Zimbabwe. It seeks to link earlier research on plantation-based outgrower schemes in tea and sugar that were on a modest scale, to contemporary contract farming in tobacco and cotton that has expanded to a relatively la...
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Zimbabwe occupies a special place in African politics and international relations, and has been the subject of intense debates over the years. At independence in 1980, the country was better endowed than most in Africa, and seemed poised for economic development and political pluralism. The population was relatively well educated, the industrial an...
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Lloyd Sachikonye traces the roots of Zimbabwe's contemporary violence to the actions of the Rhodesian armed forces, and the inter-party conflicts that occurred during the liberation war. His focus, however, is the period since 2000, which has seen state-sponsored violence erupting in election campaigns and throughout the programme of fast-track lan...
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Evidence from household surveying in December 2005 in Harare and Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, indicates that a wide network of international migrant remitters are ameliorating the economic crisis in Zimbabwe by sending monetary and in-kind transfers to over 50 per cent of urban households. The research combines quantitative measurement of scale and scope, w...
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This paper reviews the political economy of development finance in Zimbabwe from the late 1980s to the present day, to see where the current sovereign debt arose from. It disaggregates initial private sector development interventions by type, provider, sector and at the firm level, to see how development finance was extended and spent during the st...
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During the multifaceted crisis that has befallen Zimbabwe since 2000 the plight of the people has been manifest in a shrinking employment market, triple or four digit inflation, a sometime dearth of available commodities, rising child mortality rates and falling life expectancy - to the worst female life expectancy in the world - and a governance c...
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Abstract Evidence from household,surveying in 2005 and 2006 in Harare,and Bulawayo indicates that a wide,network,of international migrant remitters,are ameliorating the economic crisis in Zimbabwe,by sending,monetary,and in-kind transfers to over 50 per cent of urban,households. ,The research ,combines ,quantitative ,measurement ,of scale ,and scop...
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This article revisits Zimbabwe's land question from the vantage point of having been written five years after the ‘fast-track’ land redistribution programme was launched. Without belittling the accomplishments of land reform in the first 19 years of the country's independence, it is generally clear that the sweeping programme of 2000–2003, the most...
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Solidarity is an awareness of a common humanity and global citizenship and the voluntary acceptance of the responsibilities that go with it. It is the conscious commitment to redress inequalities both within and between countries. It is based on recognition that in an interdependent world, poverty or oppression anywhere is a threat to prosperity an...
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This article represents a provisional attempt to explain the changing and competing strands of the debate surrounding the 'land question' as it has unfolded in Zimbabwe in the past 23 years. As in most contexts of land reform, the debate is highly political whether packaged in nationalist or technocratic rhetoric. Since independence, three phases o...
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When it attained its independence in 1980, there were high hopes expressed for Zimbabwe's political and economic future. It was amongst the top four more industrialized countries in Sub-Saharan Africa; it possessed a more diversified economy than most countries; and it had a better human resource base than most; and it had a middle-income status. C...
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In 1990, Zimbabwe launched a five-year Economic Structural Adjustment Policy (ESAP) substantially financed by the World Bank, International Monetary Fund and Western donor countries. The economic reform measures contained in the ESAP programme coincided with a phase of political liberalization which culminated in a formal renunciation of the one-pa...
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This study, which was commissioned from Chr. Michelsen Institute, Bergen, by the African Development Bank (ADB), contains the findings and recommendations of an evaluation of the Social Development Fund (SDF) in Zimbabwe over 1990-95, the period of the Economic Structural Adjustment Programme. The study reviews the initial SDF programme design and...
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The article reviews the theory of civil society and social movements in a general perspective and relates the theoretical argument to recent economic and political changes in Southern African states. Salient aspects of civil society and its role in the democratic process is considered and the role of different key institutions and organizations in...
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This chapter reassesses the concepts of equity, participation and structural adjustment with reference to the specific national context and experience of post-independence Zimbabwe. The global context in which these concepts have been defined and appropriated into current developmental discourse has been laid out succinctly elsewhere.1 Here, I cons...
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The recent presidential and general elections held in Zimbabwe saw a bitterly contested struggle between the Zimbabwe African National Union‐Patriotic Front (ZANU‐PF) and the Zimbabwe Unity Movement (ZUM). This article reviews the election manifestos and electioneering practices of each side against the background of Zimbabwe's post‐independence de...
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There has been a vigorous debate on the forms and content of ‘democracy’ in contemporary Zimbabwe. The debate still rages. It focuses on broad but interrelated themes: the arguments for and against the creation of a one-party state and the accountability of the political leadership to the masses; the land question as the countdown towards the scrap...

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