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Structural Adjustment and the Effect of Drought: The Case of Zimbabwe


  • Durkan, J.


This paper examines the Economic Structural Adjustment Programme (ESAP) of Zimbabwe and considers the effect of drought on the realisation of targets set in the ESAP. The paper concludes that (i) the ESAP was introduced before the debt problem was serious, (ii) the structural repairs were necessary, (iii) the ESAP contained many elements designed to counter the oft-quoted adverse effects of SAPs and (iv) the drought seriously affected the realisation of many of the targets in the ESAP.
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  • Durkan, J., 1995. "Structural Adjustment and the Effect of Drought: The Case of Zimbabwe," Papers 95/14, College Dublin, Department of Political Economy-.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:dublec:95/14

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    JEL classification:

    • F3 - International Economics - - International Finance
    • O19 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - International Linkages to Development; Role of International Organizations
    • O55 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Africa


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