The 22nd edition of the ZEPARU Economic Barometer gives an overview of the status of the Zimbabwe economy within the context of the global and regional economic developments up to the end of the third quarter of 2020.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all economies across the world are expected to register negative growth rates in 2020. This will negatively affect Zimbabwe given the reduced demand for exports, reduced supplies of critical raw materials as well as consumables which the economy requires.
ZEPARU in collaboration with Ministry of Local Government and Public Works organised a policy dialogue that ran under the theme "Towards Successful Implementation of Devolution in Zimbabwe". The policy dialogue was held on the 13th of February, 2020 in Harare.
ZEPARU held a policy dialogue on Prospects and Sustainability of Community Share Ownership Trusts (CSOTs) on the 18 June, 2019 at Rainbow Towers, Harare. The policy dialogue aimed at assessing the performance and sustainability of CSOTs following the 2018 Finance Act.
ZEPARU, in collaboration with African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), a nonprofit organization devoted to the advancement of economic policy research and training co-hosted a national dissemination workshop on the 4th of February 2019, in Harare.
ACBF, under the Strengthening Capacity for Economic and Financial Governance (SCEFG) Project provided funding to conduct five research studies, aimed at identifying policy issues to be adopted to enhance economic and financial governance for economic transformation.
The five day training workshop on Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium (DSGE) modelling saw the training of 18 participants drawn from the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development and the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe.