The Zimbabwe Economic Policy Analysis and Research Unit (ZEPARU) is an autonomous economic policy analysis and research think tank established in the year 2003 by a Deed of Trust.
ZEPARU’s primary mission is to conduct needs based and contextually relevant applied economic policy analysis, research and capacity building activities to promote a culture of evidence based policy making and implementation processes in Zimbabwe, and to provide information to the investing public in Zimbabwe.
The purpose of the study was to investigate the extent to which Zimbabwe has adopted and is implementing mining revenue and information disclosure frameworks. The study was based largely on literature and document review as well as key informant interviews with the various stakeholders in the extractive industry.
The Artisanal and Small Scale Mining (ASM) sector in Zimbabwe has historically been a subsistence activity, complementing small-scale farming. In recent years, the contribution of the ASM sector to gold deliveries and hence to the national economy has been significant.