All Posts in Category: Nation Building Series

Citizens: The Missing Part of the Democracy Puzzle

Many times, we describe democracy as a process entailing what political parties do to/against each other especially during an election. We have thus in most instances reduced democracy to free and fair elections. Rarely do we spend time looking at what citizens do with each other. In other words, our understanding of democracy has not […]

Resolving Equity Issues in Social Policy (We need a new mindset)

Introduction: Innovations for a Resilient Socio-Economic Framework In the discussion we refer to innovations as the implementation of a new or significantly improved product (good or service), or process, a new marketing method, or a new organizational method in business practices, workplace organization or external relations, (OECD, 2005). Inclusive innovation is defined as “the development […]

Zimbabwe’s Collapse: Some Explanations

The turn into the new millennium coincided with Zimbabwe’s worst economic crisis. It was characterised by a 40 percent decline in GDP (World Bank, 2006), a rate of inflation that had been rising since 2000 and reached its highest at more than 1 500 percent in 2008 (CSO, 2008) and acute foreign currency shortages. The […]

Some Hard Questions for Zimbabwe in 2017

A belated welcome to 2017! Some of us were still dreading the obligations of planning for the year ahead and thinking through what needs to be done to turn around the fortunes of our country. However, there is something special about a new year, the rains and green environment- so beautiful-makes you realize that this […]