Transforming Africa through Investing in People
Jul 17, 2013
Inclusive business holds the key to unlocking Africa’s development potential, UNDP Economic Advisor, Mr James Wakiaga has said. Speaking at the launch of the UNDP report Realizing Africa’s Wealth: Building Inclusive Business for Shared Prosperity, Mr Wakiaga described the situation of doing business in the slums and villages of Africa as challenging due to the lack of enabling market conditions.
Lessons from the accelerated plan for MDG2
Jul 1, 2013
The Ministry of Education, Sports, Art and Culture with support from the United Nations launched the Accelerated Action Plan (AAP) for MDG2 for Zimbabwe that aims at ensuring that by 2015, all Zimbabwean children—boys and girls alike—will be able to complete primary education.
Zimbabwe’s Latest MDG Progress Report Released
May 29, 2013
Zimbabwe has made positive trends in MDG 2 on universal primary education. According to the 2012 MDG Progress Report, the country has also made strides towards achieving gender equality in schools and in fighting HIV/AIDS.
Key Poverty Reports Produced
May 8, 2013
UNDP mobilised about US $ 1.7 million from its core resources, UNICEF, and the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) to support the Zimbabwe National Statistical Agency (ZIMSTAT) in undertaking the Poverty Income Consumption and Expenditure Surveys (PICES) between 2010 and 2012.
Forging Cross-Border Initiatives for Malaria Elimination along the Zambezi Valley
May 8, 2013
With US $ 882,000 support from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Zimbabwe and Zambia agreed to forge a common front in the fight against malaria along their shared border that straddles the Zambezi valley.
Bicycles deployed in a drive to fight Malaria in Matabeleland South Province
Mar 14, 2013
The progressive decrease in malaria incidence in the past decade in the country saw the incidence in Matabeleland South province approaching pre-elimination levels as set by the World Health Organisation. Therefore the province became eligible to spearhead malaria pre-elimination activities.
Motions on Constitution Passed
Feb 7, 2013
Following the adoption of the draft Constitution of Zimbabwe by COPAC (Constitution Select Committee), the House of Assembly and the Senate passed a motion on the same on 6 and 7 February 2013 respectively.
GEPMI Trainees Graduate in a Historic Ceremony
Nov 26, 2012
In a first for Zimbabwe, 73 senior policy makers involved in budgeting planning, policy making, human resources and gender mainstreaming graduated from the inaugural three-week Gender Responsive Economics Policy Management Initiative (GEPMI) course, developed by UNDP in collaboration with leading regional and international experts.
Towards a National Plan of Action for UPR Recommendations
Nov 22, 2012
Key personalities in Zimbabwe’s human rights community have benefitted from three-day training as the country prepares to implement recommendations that it has endorsed under the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the UN Human Rights Council.
UNDP Provides Training to the New Human Rights Commission
Nov 15, 2012
Members of the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) have benefited from an intensive, week-long training programme, a month after the country’s premier national human rights institution was given a new lease of life, following the enactment of the ZHRC Act in October 2012.