author: Mark Belinsky
date: 2010-11-17 21:03:59+00:00
title: Zimbabwe during transition and hyperinflation
In November 2008, I traveled to Harare, Zimbabwe with Emily to investigate how technology is being used to overcome the obstacles that are inherent in a closed society. We researched methods of survival despite hyperinflation and looked at how communications strategies help citizens to address their needs.
It was fascinating to be there at a time when the economy made us trillionaires. We found that despite the hardships, including a cholera outbreak, people were still using technology as a means of figuring out new ways to relate to one another. To read about our research and findings, please view and download our report below.
Thanks to the Arca Foundation and our individual donors who helped make the trip possible, and to all those on the ground who helped us during our travels, who aren’t mentioned here for their safety.