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.
The policy dialogue aimed discussing the key success factors and capacity gaps that exist in the three tiers of government that could undermine the implementation of devolution in Zimbabwe. ZEPARU presented two research papers that were conducted with financial support from GIZ to stimulate discussion and debate on the strategies to enhance the implementation of devolution.
The two research papers are namely Exploring the Key Success Factors in Implementing Devolution in Zimbabwe and Review of Challenges and Capacity Gaps of Different Tiers of Government that can Undermine Implementation of Devolution.
The policy dialogue was attended by dignitaries drawn from government ministries and agencies, namely Ministry of Local Government and Public Works, Office of the President and Cabinet, Ministry of Finance and Economic Development, Provincial Councils, Rural Local Authorities, Local Communities, Residents' Associations, Development Partners, Research Institutions and the Academia