Moving Zimbabwe Forward : an Evidence Based Policy Dialogue

With the formation of an inclusive government in March 2009, Zimbabwe is emerging from a decade of socioeconomic decline evident in high levels of poverty, unemployment, inflation and poor service provision in the areas of education, health and infrastructure. The Centre for Applied Social Sciences (CASS) and the University of Manchester's Brooks World Poverty Institute (BWPI) have been working on a research project to understand Zimbabwe's challenges and generate ideas for reconstruction.

This grant will allow researchers from the two institutions to conduct a new baseline survey on poverty, well-being and inequality in Zimbabwe, and to build the capacity of researchers at CASS to contribute to recovery and growth in the county. At the same time, it will disseminate to a wider audience (especially policymakers and decision-makers) information from the BWPI report entitled Moving Forward in Zimbabwe : Reducing poverty and promoting growth. National organizations will be directly involved during data collection, dialogue and dissemination activities. The idea is to promote poverty-focused stabilization, recovery and growth in Zimbabwe through sound policy judgment.

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Start Date

Thursday, August 12, 2010

End Date

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


20 months

IDRC Officer

Okwi, Paul

Total funding

CA$ 490,900


Zimbabwe, North of Sahara, South of Sahara


Employment and Growth

Project Leader

Jeanette Majengwa


University of Zimbabwe

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