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Find out how UNDP is responding to the COVID-19 crisis in Zimbabwe.
The COVID-19 pandemic is unleashing a human development crisis. It is superimposed on unresolved tensions between people and technology, between people and the planet, between the haves and the have-nots. These tensions were already shaping a new generation of inequalities—pertaining to enhanced capabilities, the new necessities of the 21st century, as defined in the 2019 Human Development Report.
On the morning of 30th March 2020, Zimbabwean cities woke up like ghost towns, due to the Government of Zimbabwe’s decision to place the nation on a 21-day lockdown..
This Policy Brief presents a preliminary assessment of the socio-economic impacts of the COVID -19 on Zimbabwe on the basis of some known and observable facts as opposed to a detailed and robust analysis.
“Due to the infectious nature of COVID-19, it is critical that our frontline health workers are protected and feel safe to provide the best care for patients” UNDP Zimbabwe Resident Representative, Georges van Montfort.

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16.2 Million

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USD16.3 Billion

GDP

940

GNI Per Capita

154

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