Political Economy Analysis in Zimbabwe

  • Status:
  • Complete
  • Programme:
  • Zimbabwe Response Mechanism
  • Funder:
  • British Council
  • Partner:
  • British Council
  • Years:
  • 2018
  • Key Policy Areas:
  • Job creation and labour markets
  • Type of Support:
  • Political Economy AnalysisSupporting International Donors

Kivu was commissioned by the British Council to design and lead a rapid Political Economy Analysis (PEA) of the then new presidency of Emerson Mnangagwa. The objectives were to (i) understand the nature of political change that had taken place in Zimbabwe and assess the implications for economic policy reform and (ii) to assess how public perceptions of the Mnangagwa presidency were evolving after its first hundred days in office, with a particular focus on its impact on livelihoods of ordinary Zimbabwean citizens. Kivu worked with a team of local researchers to conduct the PEA and a series of country-wide focus group discussions.

Key Impacts:
  • The Kivu team was invited to present the findings to senior figures from the key donors in Zimbabwe
  • The public perceptions part of the study was presented to the Office of the President and Cabinet