Zimbabwe shares its borders with Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa and Zambia.
Growth in Zimbabwe is likely to remain below levels envisaged in the government’s five-year economic programme:Zimbabwe Agenda for Sustainable Socio-economic Transformation.
The agenda, announced in late 2013, envisages growth ramping up to 9.9% by 2019, however, experts believe that Zimbabwe will continue to find it difficult to attract financing for the programme due to its indigenisation programme and general policy environment.
Performance in the construction and manufacturing sectors could improve if government successfully addresses structural bottlenecks, such as infrastructure deficiencies and an underperforming business climate. If a new government administration adopts a more business-friendly approach to policymaking, solid expansion of Zimbabwe’s economy may be expected in 2020.
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