Navigating The Tides Towards The Attainment Of Sustainable Development. The Case Of Masvingo Municipality, Zimbabwe.

Redges Mandiyambira


Capacity constraints in developing economies have made the road towards the attainment of sustainable development bumpy, rocky and thorny. Hence, this paper looks into the strategies that municipalities may adopt to address the limited resources challenge in order to meet triple bottom-line factors, social, economic and environmental considerations. An explorative research design and qualitative research method were adopted. Seventeen in-depth interviews were successfully conducted with key informants. The study proposes the adoption of the following strategies horizontal collaborations, creation of Commercial Strategic Business Units (SBUs), attracting public private partnerships, productive use of municipal farms, recycling of refuse and the production of methane gas and manure from wastes for commercial purposes.

Key words:  Capacity constraints, Municipality, Sustainable Development, Zimbabwe

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