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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.

In many mining jurisdictions,the  area that mining companies have not rehabilitated is giving rise to an increasing contingent liability for the government if mining operations cease. As a result, many governments encourage progressive rehabilitation of mining sites whereby a miner rehabilitates affected environment concurrently with mining operations. 

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. 

Zimbabwe is richly endowed with natural resources which include renewables (land; forest,water; wildlife; sunshine) and non-renewables (oil; gas; minerals) among others. The exploitation of these natural resources present immense opportunities to sustain high levels of income based resource rents.

This discussion paper sought to tease out the stakeholder's concerns with regard to fiscal transparency and accountability following the policy dialogue held on the 27th of November  2018.

This policy brief summarises the key findings of the two research papers presented at the ZEPARU-AERC Dissemination workshop on Export Performance and Health Service Delivery. 

This brief outlines the outcomes and recommendations from the policy dialogue on Fiscal Transparency and Accountability that was held on the 28th of November 2018. 

The research paper assesses external debt payment arrears clearance strategy for Zimbabwe with the view to come up with optimal strategies for debt and arrears resolution.

Despite the commitments with trading partners to facilitate ease of flow of goods and elimination of barriers to trade, the economic challenges Zimbabwe face are pushing it to apply protectionist policies on imported goods from the region, thereby undermining deeper regional integration.