The study reviews how the interplay of socio-economic dynamics shaped
policy decisions since 2000. Research findings suggest that the spirit of
policy decisions bear the imprint of the prevailing macro dynamics. A
climate of siege and anxiety has prevailed since 2000, when the State was
in economic crisis, policy interventions were mainly contractionary and
low note on local ownership social acceptance. After 2009, into the GNU
and its aftermath, policy making was under highly untenable social,
political and economic conditions.
The study revealed that the current public policy framework in Zimbabwe
is retrogressive in nature hence inequitable and back-playing sustainable
development. It is retrogressive in the sense that the governing system has
revolted from socialistic ideas which promoted pro-poor policy
alternatives, adopting authoritarianism which has promoted growth and
legitimacy to political elites.
The research gives the historical context of public policy tracing the major
changes in the types, structures and administration of public policy from
crisis era of 2000 up to 2015. An analysis on the performances of the
various public policies administered by the ZANU PF led Government is
given, whilst, the implication of the various policy gaps on social and
economic development is discussed. A cluster by cluster; Education,
Health Sector, Service Delivery, Vulnerable Groups, Gender,
Employment, Agriculture, Trade; analysis has been outlined to give an
index on public policy performance towards sustainable development in
Zimbabwe. The study also looks at the governing frameworks with
regards to public policy and how these have perpetuated a retrogressive
authoritarian capitalism anti-neoliberal governance system. This elitist
policy making approaches has produced partisan, temperamental,
exclusionary, hurried, and short-term reactive public policies.
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Research, SSA. "Analyzing The Public Policy Framework In Promoting Sustainable Socio-Economic Development. Case Study: Zimbabwe (2000-2015)" Afribary.com (2021). Accessed May 13, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/analyzing-the-public-policy-framework-in-promoting-sustainable-socio-economic-development-case-study-zimbabwe-2000-2015