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Investment opportunities in Zimbabwe
Elton Mangoma, Minister of Economic Planning & Investment Promotion
March 30, 2009

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Introduction

The Zimbabwean economy experienced an economic decline starting from the year 2000 to 2008. The economic decline was partly caused by international isolation which emanated mainly from disagreements concerning how the land reform programme was implemented. Resultantly following the establishment of the inclusive Government, stimulating investment was adopted as one of the strategies towards the restoration of economic stability and growth. The objective is to increase investment from the current level of 4% of GDP to about 25% of GDP.

Zimbabwe's overall investment environment offers a market driven economy with the following attributes:

  • Abundant natural resources;
  • Well developed infrastructure which only needs some maintenance;
  • Access to world and regional markets;
  • Educated, easily trainable labour force with at least four years of secondary education, and
  • Liberal labour regulations based on collective bargaining.

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