Prof Albert Makochekanwa

Adjunct Faculty at ESAMI

Professor Makochekanwa is an economist with over 20 years of experience in economics and social science issues, and the Director of the University of Zimbabwe Business School. He is also a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Economics and Development at the University of Zimbabwe. Prof. Makochekanwa teaches undergraduate and Masters of Science in Economics students and supervise thesis research for both Masters and PhD students.

He has worked extensively in Africa, specifically, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Botswana and Ethiopia. Prof. Makochekanwa has published several journal papers, book chapters and contributed to several studies on economic issues in Africa. Before joining the University of Zimbabwe, Prof. Makochekanwa worked for Trades Centre (Zimbabwe), Competition and Tariff Commission (Zimbabwe), University of Pretoria (South Africa), Conningarth Economists (South Africa), Commonwealth Secretariat (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia), and USAID-Trade Hub Project (Botswana).

Prof Makochekanwa has provided leadership and guidance in various institutions including:

  • Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) Member of the Research Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ),
  • Board member of the Competition and Tariff Commission (CTC) (Zimbabwe),
  • Board member of Zimbabwe Economic Policy Analysis and Research Unit (ZEPARU) and
  • Council Member of Zimbabwe Ezekiel Guti University (ZEGU).

Over the years, Prof. Makochekanwa has also been a consultant to the following organizations with which he has produced technical and policy documents: (1) African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF) (South Africa), (2) World Bank, Washington DC, USA; (3) World Bank Institute (WBI) Washington DC, USA; (4) United Nations Conference on Trade and Development Virtual Institute (UNCATDVi), Geneva, Switzerland; (5) Trade and Industrial Strategies (TIPS of South Africa) and AusAID,  (6) Center for Global Development (CGD), Washington DC, USA; (7) United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Harare, Zimbabwe; (8) United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UNWOMEN) (Harare, Zimbabwe), (9) African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), Kenya; (10) Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), Canada; (11) Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCI), Namibia, (12) Underhill Capital Solutions, South Africa, (13) University of Mauritius (UoM), Mauritius; (14) Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA Secretariat, Zambia), (15) Oxfam, (16) COMESA Clearing House (Harare, Zimbabwe), (17) Ministry of Industry and Commerce (Zimbabwe), and (18) Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC), (19) Zimbabwe National Water Authority (ZINWA), (20) Trade and Development Studies Centre, Zimbabwe, among others.

  • Ph.D. in Economics Degree (University of Pretoria, South Africa)
  • Master of Science (MSc) in Economics Degree (University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe)
  • Bachelors Degree in Economics (University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe).