January 2021 PM Update from Harare



By Peter Banda

International Correspondent

Harare, Zimbabwe



Zimbabwe Government Launches new 2021-25 Economic Development Blueprint

The Government of Zimbabwe has recently launched a new Economic Development plan that will run in 2 phases from 2021 to 2025 and phase 2 2026 to 2030. The phase 1 development plan dubbed NDS 1 (National Development Plan 1) has already been published and will take off from 1 January 2020.

Since independence in 1980, Zimbabwe has implemented several economic blueprints aimed at promoting sustainable economic growth, development and poverty alleviation.

Through the implementation of these blueprints, Zimbabwe managed to transform itself to the current levels of development. However, the development results achieved have not been strong enough to spur the economy to expected levels of sustainable economic development due to both exogenous and endogenous factors.

The ushering in of the New Dispensation in November 2017 saw the launch of Vision 2030 to chart Zimbabwe’s new development trajectory. The Vision reflects the collective aspirations and determination of the people of Zimbabwe to achieve a Prosperous and Empowered Upper Middle Income Society by 2030. As spelt out in Vision 2030, achieving a Prosperous and Empowered Upper Middle Income Society will depend on the formulation and implementation of bold and robust policies as well as other interventions that Government will undertake through Short and Medium-Term National Development Plans…


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How to cite this work: Banda, P. (2021). Project Management Update from Zimbabwe, report, PM World Journal, Vol. X, Issue I, January.  Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/pmwj101-jan2021-Banda-pm-update-from-zimbabwe-report.pdf



About the Author

Peter Banda

Harare, Zimbabwe


Peter Banda is an agile Portfolio Manager with Change Management, Marketing & Project Management Skills, and an accomplished entrepreneur with broad stakeholder management experience. He is a founder member of Zimbabwe’s largest Association of Project Managers with a membership of over 4000, Project Management Zimbabwe (PMZ). He has worked in both the private & public sectors during the last 20 years in Zimbabwe, Botswana & South Africa. Peter is a born & passionate teacher, mentor & trainer with skills ranging from Personal Development Planning to Project Management. Peter has presented & published over 30 papers at high profile international conferences & leading newspapers & publications respectively during the last 10 years.

Peter is currently Secretary- General & CEO of PROJECT MANAGEMENT ZIMBABWE (PMZ). Responsibilities cover strategic navigation of PMZ towards the vision covering board advisory and stakeholder management. He was previously a Higher Education Examiner, Facilitator, Lecturer, Curriculum Developer and Assessor for both local and International Diploma and Degree courses for the Zimbabwe Ministry of Higher & Tertiary Education.  Peter holds a Bachelors (Hon.) degree and MSc qualification, and is currently studying for a PhD & other certifications.  A God-fearing father of 2 lovely daughters & 1 son, Peter likes reading & researching current affairs, coaching others to realise their dreams, and watching soccer & cricket.

Peter Banda can be contacted at PMZ National Secretariat Office info@pmiz.org.zw

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