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The 21st edition of the ZEPARU Economic Barometer reflects on the position of key economic sectors in 2020.

The policy brief raises issues that need to be addressed to ensure that there is harmony in economic policy formulation and management across all government tires, to contextualise economic devolution in a unitary state.

The discussion paper explores the extent to which principles of  transparency and accountability are key in the implementation of Devolution in Zimbabwe. It is enchored on the premise that the three tiers of government are key custodians of the welfare of the citizens through the provision of public and infrastructural services. 

The paper raises issues that need to be addressed to ensure harmony in economic policy and management across all tiers of government with the view to contextualise economic devolution in the context of  a unitary state.

This policy brief summarises the key outcomes and recommendations of the policy dialogue on the key success factors for implementing devolution in Zimbabwe that was held on the 13th of February 2020. 

This report is a summary of proceedings of the economic policy dialogue held by the Ministry of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing in collaboration with ZEPARU on 13th of February 2020.

This study sought to assess the skills levels/mix; competences; monitoring and evaluation; and implementation capacity of the three tiers of government to fulfill functions bestowed upon them by the Constitution of Zimbabwe and suggest policy interventions that Government may adopt to ensure the tiers of government are adequately strengthened to effectively implement devolution

The World Bank/Zimbabwe Reconstruction Fund (ZIMREF) in partnership with the Zimbabwe Economic Policy Analysis Unit (ZEPARU) is calling for research proposals for Advanced Policy Focused-Poverty Analysis in Zimbabwe using available national household survey micro-data from ZIMSTAT. Deadline for submission is 7 March 2020.

Zimbabwe is implementing economic  devolution where provinces and districts will act as economic hubs competing with each other to attract investment and transform themselves into economic zones. This study aims to investigate the key success factors in implementing devolution in Zimbabwe.

Evidence abounds that Zimbabwe is not competitive. This low competitiveness weighs down on its economic growth prospects.This study analyses Zimbabwe’s competitive position and assesses the factors that influence the country’s competitiveness. 

Local authorities play a crucial role in service delivery making it critical in the implementation of devolution.This study is seeks to identify factors within the control of urban councils that can be addressed to compliment devolution.