ESR analysis on critical economic challenges facing Zimbabweans today
Post the 30th July 2018 harmonized elections, one of the most important questions that Zimbabweans have had to deal with is how the new government will resolve the deep and complex economic problems Zimbabwe is grappling with. Economic commentators have expressed mixed views and proposed a number of solutions to Zimbabwe economic woes. This analysis seeks to provide a certain perspective on Zimbabwe’s economy and unpack some of the complexities that Zimbabwe faces as the development trajectory unfolds.
2% tax: The Poor man’s dilemma
Zimbabwe is done with elections at least for the next five years. Apparently after elections all citizens look forward to economic growth, development and expansion.
Over the remaining four and half years citizens are hoping for initiatives and indicators to resuscitate the economy. Undoubtedly the most important indicators in any economy that set the tone for economic activity and recovery are the monetary and the fiscal policy statements. Clearly given Zimbabwe’s economic background and political situation there is a need for the captains of this ship to steer it in a different direction- the right direction.