POVERTY IN ZIMBABWE: A CRITICAL REVIEW

Munyaradzi Phiri, Ephraim. P. Maruta, Evans Chazireni

Abstract


A lot of debate has been made on the concept of poverty and what causes it. This paper seeks to undertake a critical analysis of the acute causes of poverty in Zimbabwe. A secondary research approach took a central stage in data acquisition, as the researchers focused on reviewing secondary data especially from published sources on the causes of Zimbabwean poverty especially in the 21st century. The study at hand becomes highly pertinent to Zimbabwe that has faced various episodes and phases of poverty ever since its 1980 political independence. The results of the study showed that the acute causes of poverty in Zimbabwe include corruption, high unemployment rates, underperforming banking system, lack of foreign investment, underperforming industries and poor infrastructure. Numerous recommendations were made for the reduction of poverty in Zimbabwe. It is hoped that if these recommendations are taken into account, there is going to be improvement of socio-economic development in the country and consequent reduction in levels of poverty in Zimbabwe.

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acute, poverty, new dispensation

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