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Dwindling access to basic services in Zimbabwe

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  • Makochekanwa, Albert
  • Kwaramba, Marko

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The study narrates the decline in access to three basic publicly provided services, namely, health, education, and water and sanitation for Zimbabwe for the period covering 2000 to May 2009. Special emphasis is placed on the impact of fiscal fragility on the ability of the government to provide these services. Through interviews and newspaper articles, the research found that, for the period under study, very few Zimbabweans residing in the country were able to access these basic services because they were not supplied in sufficient amounts, were not supplied at all, or were exorbitantly priced.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 28271.

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Date of creation: 08 Mar 2010
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Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:28271

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Keywords: fiscal fragility; health; education; water and sanitation;

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  1. Dibeh, Ghassan, 2008. "Resources and the Political Economy of State Fragility in Conflict States: Iraq and Somalia," Working Paper Series RP2008/35, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
  2. Carment, David & Prest, Stewart & Samy, Yiagadeesen, 2008. "Determinants of State Fragility and Implications for Aid Allocation: An Assessment Based on the Country Indicators for Foreign Policy Project," Working Paper Series RP2008/46, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
  3. Albert Makochekanwa, 2007. "Zimbabwe’s Black Market for Foreign Exchange," Working Papers 200713, University of Pretoria, Department of Economics.
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