Geraldine Sibanda

Geraldine Jacquline Sibanda is an economic historian focusing on state finance, development of economic thought, international institutions and politics. She is currently working on several papers in these broad areas with Zimbabwe, South Africa and the Southern African region as specific case studies. She is working on publishing her monograph tentatively titled Reimagining Economic Planning, State Finance and Aid in Zimbabwe: Power, Exclusion, Elite Pacts, derived from her PhD thesis. Geraldine is one of three Africa Working Group Coordinators of the Institute of New Economic Thinking (INET)’s Young Scholars Initiative (YSI). She has worked in Zimbabwe’s NGO and public sector, and has also consulted for the World Bank and the United Nations Development Program.


Nyamunda, T and G Sibanda, ‘The Making of Zimbabwe’s Currency and Economic Crisis: International Financial Architecture, Nationalism, and Economic Policies 1980–2000’, The Oxford Handbook of Zimbabwean Politics, M Tendi, J McGregor, and J Alexander (eds), 2020.

  •  PhD scholarship, in the International Studies Group (2017)
  • Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Research Grant (2021)
  • Rhodes University COVID-19 Research Grant (2021)

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