UNABRIDGED Transitional Stabilisation Programme Oct 2018-2020


October 2018 – December 2020
“Towards a Prosperous & Empowered Upper Middle Income
Society by 2030”


The holding of a free, fair, credible and peaceful election on 30 July 2018, ushered in the Second Republic, allowing me to constitute its first Government. Our immediate task is walking the talk with regards to fulfilling the electoral promises and commitments we made during campaigns for office.

First and foremost, is embarking on the implementation of national development policy initiatives and programmes to transform our economy to realise Vision 2030, the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and the AU Agenda 2063.

This is a reflection of the collective determination and aspiration of the people of Zimbabwe for a Prosperous and Empowered Upper Middle Income Society by 2030.

This Transitional Stabilisation Programme, over October 2018 – December 2020, prioritises fiscal consolidation, economic stabilisation, and stimulation of growth and creation of employment.

Adoption and implementation of prudent fiscal and complementary monetary policies will anchor return of investor confidence lost over the past two decades, stabilising the macroeconomic environment, which is conducive for opening up to more business.

The Transitional Stabilisation Programme outlines policies, strategies and projects that guide Zimbabwe’s social and economic development interventions up to December 2020, simultaneously targeting immediate quick-wins and laying a robust base for economic growth for the period 2021-2030.

The Economic growth envisaged during the Programme period will inevitably be driven by the private sector, with Government facilitating a supportive macro-economic and business environment.

Focus will be on value addition and beneficiation, to realise higher value exports, and cushioning the economy from the vagaries of international commodity price fluctuations associated with over-dependence on export of raw commodities.

The success of the Programme will not depend on Government efforts alone, but on a coordinated collaborative multi-stakeholder approach.

This is critical if we are to overcome and redress the underlying challenges arising from economic fragility, joblessness, inequality and poverty.

This Programme, therefore, recognises the need for empowerment of women and youths, while also bringing to the fore key issues that improve the welfare of the historically marginalised groups, including people facing physical challenges.

I am, therefore, making a strong appeal to all stakeholders that we all put the Elections behind us, and collaboratively participate fully in the reconstruction of our economy.

On my part, I undertake to provide the political will needed to ensure full implementation of the Programme, mindful that this will entail pain and need for sacrificing short term gains for longer term prosperity.

Everyone has a responsibility in this economic reconstruction endeavour. This includes the academia, faith based and civil society organisations, embracing their grassroots structures and advocacy towards complementing Government efforts, and the media, central to the dissemination of information and general citizenry awareness.

Also critical will be our people in the Diaspora, whose participation in economic transformation initiatives goes beyond contribution through remittances and philanthropic work, and is targeted to include skills transfer and involvement in arising domestic investment opportunities.

Our Cooperating Partners will also be critical as efforts by my Government to re-engage the world gather momentum, including re-establishment of relations with the international financial community, critical to complementing domestic efforts to mobilise resources and build up development capacity.

Most importantly, the need for transparency and accountability by all stakeholders and citizens will be key for the transformation of the economy and realising the aspirations of Vision 2030.

I, therefore, commend the Transitional Stabilisation Programme for October 2018 – December 2020 to the people of Zimbabwe, and I urge all stakeholders to fully support its implementation.

I thank you.

Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa

President of the Republic of Zimbabwe

05 October 2018


The Abridged Version of the Programme can be downloaded here

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