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dc.contributor.authorGukurume, Simbarashe
dc.coverage.spatialZimbabween
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-21T16:26:51Z
dc.date.available2018-11-21T16:26:51Z
dc.date.issued2018-11-20
dc.identifier.citationGukurume, S. (2018) 'Navigating Precarious Livelihoods: Youth in the SME Sector in Zimbabwe' in Ayele, S., Glover, D. and Oosterom, M. (Eds) Youth Employment and the Private Sector in Africa, IDS Bulletin 49.5, Brighton: IDSen
dc.identifier.urihttps://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/handle/20.500.12413/14134
dc.description.abstractSince the late 1990s, Zimbabwe has experienced a protracted socioeconomic and political crisis. This crisis was marked by unprecedented unemployment rates, company closures, retrenchments, and rapid informalisation. In the face of employment uncertainties, many youth joined the burgeoning small and medium enterprises (SME) sector. This article explores private SME growth in Harare and shows how it enables young people to navigate the unemployment crisis. Based on the lived experiences of youth working in the retail and clothing SME sector in Harare, the article argues that young people deploy their agency and resourcefulness in grappling with unemployment by devising creative and inventive ways of ‘getting by’ through engagement with SMEs. Although SME sector growth can help create employment for youth, the nexus is complex. Both the number and quality of jobs created remain problematic. The SME sector is also politically sensitive, so young people have to navigate partisan politics as well.en
dc.description.sponsorshipMastercard Foundationen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherInstitute of Development Studiesen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIDS Bulletin;49.5
dc.rightsThis is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 4.0 International licence (CC BY-NC), which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original authors and source are credited, any modifications or adaptations are indicated, and the work is not used for commercial purposes. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/legalcodeen
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dc.subjectWork and Labouren
dc.titleNavigating Precarious Livelihoods: Youth in the SME Sector in Zimbabween
dc.typeArticleen
dc.rights.holderInstitute of Development Studiesen
dc.identifier.teamBusiness, Markets and the Stateen
dc.identifier.doi10.19088/1968-2018.176
dcterms.dateAccepted2018-11-20
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