With the Right Shifts, Zimbabwean Start-Ups Can Thrive

Like most African entrepreneurs, Zimbabwe’s entrepreneurs face tough economic, environmental and political factors–widespread poverty, major infrastructure gaps, unstructured markets and a rigid regulatory environment–that have a direct bearing on building successful businesses. However, the Zimbabwean entrepreneurial experience is a bit more challenging. Most entrepreneurs find themselves in a paradox, highly motivated by the prevailing hope…

African governments tend to limit entrepreneurship

By Nomawethu Moyo – DRG Writer Over the past two decades, development economics has increasingly emphasized the importance of promoting entrepreneurship as a strategy for growth among emerging economies. However, entrepreneurship is still not a public priority in many African countries, and the lack of well-established entrepreneurship ecosystems and an entrepreneurial culture has limited development…