RETHINKING PRO-POOR POLICIES: A REVIEW OF POLICY OPTIONS FOR SOCIO-ECONOMIC PROGRAMMES AND DEVELOPMENT IN ZIMBABWE.

Dzvimbo, Munyaradzi, Machokoto, Washington ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3613-3553, Mashizha, Tinashe and Monga, Monica (2020) RETHINKING PRO-POOR POLICIES: A REVIEW OF POLICY OPTIONS FOR SOCIO-ECONOMIC PROGRAMMES AND DEVELOPMENT IN ZIMBABWE. International Journal of All Research Writings.

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Abstract

This article reviews how pro-poor policies have impacted socio-economic development in Zimbabwe.
The paper draws on research and literature findings which suggest that the spirit and temper of policy
decisions generally bear the imprint of the prevailing macro dynamics. This paper qualitatively
interrogates, targeting howthe efficiency of government programmes may be better assessed. Using
the “pro-poor policy” (PPP) index, the study investigates not only the pro-poorness of government
programmes geared to the poorest segment of the population but also basic service delivery in
agriculture, education and health. The study concludes that for pro-poor policies to gel there is need to
put essential ingredients namely economic stability and good governance. The review recommendsthat
pro-poor policies needs to take on a developmental perspective to promote economic and social
development so as to ensure that growth will benefit all members of society and corruption must be
rooted out.
Keyword: policy; programmes; pro-poor; socio-economic development; Zimbabwe

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Business and finance > Business and management > Culture and leadership
Depositing User: Washington Machokoto
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2022 17:54
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2022 17:07
URI: https://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/9019

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