By Mukasiri Sibanda Anchored on public pre budget consultations, the process to formulate the 2020 National Budget Statement is underway. Public participation during budget formulation is fundamental. Citizens and civil society must grab...
By Chris Chenga “By 2050 more than 40% of people on the planet will live under severe water stress. 20% will be exposed to frequent floods. Assets at risk of floods could reach $45...
By Chris Chenga On September 15, 2008, Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy in New York State. It has been eleven years and a week since; the ideals of free markets and financialisation of economies...
By Mike Murenzvi In my previous piece, Mthuli Ncube - King of the Last Minute, I concluded: “The procrastination and the laziness must stop. Running an economy requires proactive leadership, not reactive. The last...
By Teresa Mugadza Robert Mugabe has died. As a Zimbabwean, this message had somewhat become something of a staple every beginning of the year for the last decade or so....
By Perry Munzwembiri Mthuli Ncube, Zimbabwe`s minister of finance wrote an interesting op-ed in the Financial Times defending the re-introduction of a local currency. His argument is primarily premised on the theory that a weaker local...
By Chris Chenga There is a story told by Dominic Barton, the former Managing Director of global consultancy firm, McKinsey and Company. According to Barton, Xi Jinping, then governor of...
By Chris Chenga Have you watched “Bohemian Rhapsody”? It is an autobiographical movie about the band, Queen, focused on lead singer Freddie Mercury. The opening scene glances through Mercury’s passage to...
By Mukasiri Sibanda Open for business? Totemic. That is the word which perhaps aptly sums up the potential of Zimbabwe’s huge and diverse mineral wealth to propel the country’s socio-economic development agenda. Early...
By Chris Chenga Economists are disenfranchised. They are professionals wandering about trying to find their place in society. Don’t get me wrong, banks and industries employ economists; and pay them well too. These clients understand the importance...
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