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IMANIFesto -ZIMBABWE’S 2018 ELECTION: An Analysis of Manifesto Promises

After assessing electoral manifestos in Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Benin, the IMANI team head south to Zimbabwe, which goes to the polls on July 30th and assesses the viability of promises made by the ruling ZANU PF and the opposition MDC Alliance.
This report seeks to assess the extent to which the manifesto promises of the Zimbabwean African National Union Patriotic Front (ZANU PF) and the Movement for Democratic Change Alliance (MDC Alliance) deals with the challenges Zimbabwe faces. In addition, it identifies the dissonance between policies proposed by the parties to solve the challenges of the country and offers some suggestions on the effective implementation of the promises. The analysis covers eight sectors: Economy, Agriculture, Job Creation, Governance, Education, Health, Energy and Infrastructure. In addition to the 2018 manifestos of ZANU-PF and the MDC Alliance, other data sources used include Budget and Economic Statements, World Bank reports and reports by developmental agencies among others.

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