Vandudzai Mbanda

Vandudzai Mbanda is an economist with solid experience in socio-economic research mainly at academic and research institutions. She holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Johannesburg and a master’s degree in Economics from the University Pretoria. Vandudzai’s research interests mainly on the interlinkages between socio-economic variables including economic growth, infrastructure, education, gender, employment, production, consumption, food security, poverty and inequality.

Fields of specialization

Gender & women’s empowerment, Poverty and inequality , Impacts of government programs, Fiscal policy


Title Country Themes
CGE analysis of rural economic development through agriculture policy in South Africa: a focus on poverty, inequality and gender South Africa Gender & women’s empowerment , Poverty and Inequality , Fiscal policy , Agriculture and food security
Simulating the distributive impacts of different growth strategies in China China Poverty and Inequality
Simulating the Distributive Impacts of Different Growth Strategies in Pakistan Pakistan Fiscal policy
Simulating the Distributive Impacts of Different Growth Strategies in the Philippines Philippines Fiscal policy
Impacts of Infrastructure Investment in South Africa: A Dynamic CGE Analysis South Africa Fiscal policy


Ms Vandudzai Mbanda
Senior Researcher
University of Pretoria
South African SDG Hub

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South Africa

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