Economic Management in a Hyperinflationary Environment

The Political Economy of Zimbabwe, 1980-2008

George Kararach & Raphael O. Otieno


Book not available in Zimbabwe.


This volume provides an accessible and up-to-date account of the difficulties that the Zimbabwean economy and its population experienced during the crisis which peaked in 2008. It details the suffering and chaos that befell the country with dramatic socio-economic consequences on growth, macroeconomic stability, service delivery, livelihoods, and development. The volume seeks to provide a political economy analysis of leadership and economic management in developing economies based on Zimbabwe's experience.


The volume will be of interest to students of policy and economic management, as well as to government departments, central banks in developing countries, development agencies, donors, and NGOs.


George Kararach is Senior Consultant in the Statistics Department at The African Development Bank. He holds a PhD in Economics from Leeds University.

Raphael O. Otieno is Director of Debt Management Programme at Macroeconomic and Financial Management Institute of Eastern and Southern Africa (MEFMI) in Harare.