Dr. David Damiyano


  • PhD Economics
  • BSc Economics
  • MSc Economics

Cell: +263777108147
Email: davyadamex@yahoo.co.uk

Summary of Academic Profile for Dr Damiyano

Dr Damiyano is a graduate of Durban University of Technology for his PhD, University of Zimbabwe for his MSc and BSc Economics. His MSc in Economics was curtesy of a prestigious scholarship from Africa Research Consortium (AERC) and his PhD was funded by Durban University of Technology. He has worked at the University of Zimbabwe as Teaching Assistant, Ministry of Transport, St Patricks Academy and Development Research and Training Consultancy in Malawi before joining Bindura University of Science Education in 2011 where he is now a Senior Lecturer. He obtained a Post Graduate Diploma in Tertiary Education from Bindura University of Science Education, Online Facilitation from UCT and other online qualifications.

He has taught many courses in the undergraduate and post graduate programmes across Departments. He is also an examination expert at ZIMSEC, HEXCO and CIS.

He has published several policy papers in refereed journals and reviewed and edited a number of articles in over ten journals. Among the high impact journals are the African Statistical Journal and The International Journal of Engineering Business Management (IJEBM). He has attended local and international conferences. In the first quarter of 2017, he had a chance to be the first Visiting Researcher at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden where he attended numerous conferences. In Zimbabwe he has participated in countless conferences and presented at four externally sponsored conferences outside Zimbabwe. Among them was the one in Zambia sponsored by Cornell University in the USA were a book chapter was submitted. Recently, he was in West Africa presenting on financial inclusion and corruption.

He has linked the university to many external partners. In 2018 he won the BUSE Research Competitive grant which he is currently running. Consulting experience was obtained from Catholic Precious Blood Sisters of Zimbabwe and Zambia. Other consulting experience was obtained in Malawi and currently he is the Research Consultant at SafeAfrica Pvt Ltd which deals with safety, health and environmental consultancy and advisory services. SafeAfrica Pvt Ltd produces and sells personal protective clothing. He is the non- executive Director of DivaMak Agro Private Limited domiciled in Zimbabwe.

At the university, he served in the University Timetable Committee- Chair, Institutional Visibility- Member, Extension Service- Member, and Intellectual Property Steering Committee- Member. I am an Associate at Institute for Sustainability Africa (INSAF), a participating member of the Young Scholar Initiative, Partnership For Economic Policy (PEP), International Journal Of Development And Sustainability (IJDS) among others. In the public sphere, I have authored three academic modules, commented thrice in the mass media and participated in a sixteen week episode of the Public Procurement Matters on the radio and the eighteen week National Purse Program on radio.


  1. https://scholar.google.se/citations?user=dBwfNsIAAAAJ&hl=en
  2. Mauchi, F.N., Nzaro, R., Njanike, K., Masvosva, N., Karambakuwa, R.T., Damiyano, D., Gopo, R.N., Gombarume, F.B., Mangwende, S. and Manomano, C., 2011. The effectiveness of cash management policies: a case study of Hunyani flexible products. Educational Research (ISSN: 2141-5161) Vol. 2(7) pp. 12991305 July 2011
  3. Fungai N Mauchi, Collins Manomano, Kosmas Njanike, Margaret
  4. Mutengezanwa, David Damiyano, Rumbidzai N. Gopo, Fungai B. Gombarume, Tendai Chazuza, Lovemore Ngoni Muungani and Paison C. Mugogo.
    International Research Journal of Management and Business Studies Vol. 1(7) pp. 225-232 September 2011
  5. Damiyano, D., Muchabaiwa, L., Mushanyuri, B.E. and Chikomba, C.P. (2012), “An investigation of Zimbabwe’s manufacturing sector competitiveness”, International Journal of Development and Sustainability, Vol. 1 No. 2, pp. 581– 598.
  6. L. Muchabaiwa, B.E. Mushanyuri, I. Mabhungu, D. Damiyano, VK Mudavanhu, L. Chigusiwa, S. Bindu. (2013). “Risk Attitudes and Risk management strategies of small scale farmers in Zimbabwe”. Journal of Zimbabwe Studies: Arts, Humanities and Education. Accepted for Publication July 2013
  7. Damiyano, D. and Mzumara, M., 2013. Is it oil only that matters in Sudan’s foreign sector? Greener Journal of Economics and Accountancy Vol. 2 (2), pp. 062-067, June 2013.
  8. Damiyano David, Mzumara Macleans and Muchingami Lovemore. Mozambique’s Inter-Industry Comparative Advantage. Greener Journal of Economics and Accountancy ISSN: 2354-2357 Vol. 3 (1), pp. 001-008, April 2014.
  9. Mauchi, F.N., Mutengezanwa, M. and Damiyano, D. (2014), “Challenges faced by women entrepreneurs: A case study of Mashonaland Central Province”, International Journal of Development and Sustainability, Vol. 3 No. 3, pp. 466- 480.
  10. Muchabaiwa, L., Chigusiwa, L., Bindu, S., Mudavanhu, V., Damiyano, D. and Mushanyuri, B.E., 2017. Feasibility and Sustainability of Community Based Health Insurance in Rural Areas Case Study of Musana, Zimbabwe. Expert Journal of Finance, 5, pp.73-85.
  11. Damiyano, D., 2018. Analysis of the efficiency levels of the manufacturing sector in Zimbabwe (Doctoral dissertation).
  12. Damiyano, D., Dorasamy, N., & Lekhanya, L.M. (2018). Stylised Facts on Drivers and Constraints in Zimbabwe’s Manufacturing Sector Performance.
  13. Damiyano, D., Dorasamy, N., & Lekhanya, L.M. (2018). An Efficiency Analysis in the Zimbabwean Metal Manufacturing Sector.
  14. Damiyano, D. and Dorasamy, N., 2019. Is the non-metallic minerals manufacturing sub-sector in Zimbabwe efficient? Transylvanian Review, 1(7).
  15. Damiyano, D. and Dorasamy, N., 2019. Slack-based measure of efficiency in the Chemicals and petroleum products’ manufacturing sector in
    Zimbabwe. Transylvanian Review, 1(7).
  16. Damiyano, D. and Dorasamy, N., 2019. Effects of monetary policy on economic growth in Zimbabwe. GIS Business, 14(5), 64-95. Retrieved from https://journals.eduindex.org/index.php/gis/article/view/9670
  17. Damiyano, D. and Dorasamy, N., 2019. Gender And Access To Credit In Micro And Small Enterprises In Mutare, Zimbabwe. Restaurant Business, 118(10), 224-243. https://doi.org/10.26643/rb.v118i10.9319
  18. Damiyano, D. and Dorasamy, N., 2019. We are Poor in Africa, All Because of Corruption. Journal of Advanced Research in Dynamical and Control Systems, 11 (8), 1527-1537.
  19. Damiyano, D. and Dorasamy, N., 2019. Conceptualizing Efficiency in Zimbabwe: A Literature Review. Journal of Advanced Research in Dynamical and Control Systems, 11 (8), 1505-1526.

Courses Taught

Msc Economics

  • Research Methods and Dissertation Skills


  • Statistics for Economics I & II
  • Economic Principles I & II
  • Macroeconomic
  • Research Methodology
  • Advanced Economic Theory I & II
  • Production Agricultural Economics
  • Managerial Economics   
  • Economics of the Environment
  • Monetary Economics

Conferences Attended






Supply chain integration, a panacea to corporate performance: A case of selected companies in Zimbabwe

Global Trends in Management, IT and Governance in an e-World, InterContinental Mauritius Resort, Balaclava, Mauritius



Can financial inclusion leap forward Africa from poverty Using a GMM model

Past and Future of African Development: Rethinking Africa’s Economic Transformation to be held at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria,



We are poor as Africa; all because of corruption

Past and Future of African Development: Rethinking Africa’s Economic Transformation to be held at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria,