Zimbabwe

LFSP APN Rural Finance Technical Assistance Facility Phase 2

The quarter under review witnessed an exponential growth of MicroPlan’s portfolio under the Rural Finance Project. The total number of clients almost doubled from an annual 2016 cumulative figure of 982 in December 2016 to 1786 clients by March 2017 representing an 81% client growth (804 clients) across the five branches within three months. The total rural finance loan portfolio grew by 55% from annual cumulative total of USD 629, 726 in December 2016 to USD 975,947.75 in March 2017. This growth demonstrates the financial institution’s ability to create business and claim a significant market share in the rural areas and move the rural branches towards sustainability and profitability for long term operation in rural areas. [16 pages] Read More...

Adaptable and effective: Cash in the face of multi-dimensional crisis

A summary of the learnings and recommendations from an internal and external evaluation of the Emergency Cash-First Response to Drought-Affected Communities in the Southern Provinces of Zimbabwe project which was carried out from August 2015 to May 2017. The external evaluation was carried out by Oxford Policy Management and is titled Zimbabwe ‘Cash First’ Humanitarian Response 2015-17. [8 pages]
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Emergency Food Security Mobile Cash Transfer Programme

The Zimbabwe Emergency Food Security Mobile Cash Transfer Response (ZEFSMCTR) Program implementation commenced in April 2016 in Gokwe South; this was against a backdrop of increasing food insecurity in the targeted communities of the district. The Zimbabwe Vulnerability Assessment Committee’s (ZimVac) rapid assessment report of January 2016 had projected that 33% of households in the southern districts of the country would be food insecure during the peak hunger period (January to March 2016). The food insecurity was attributed to the El Nino phenomenon that resulted in poor crop and livestock performance resulting in a drought. The government of Zimbabwe declared a state of drought disaster for the 2015/16 agriculture season, on 4 February 2016 and appealed for humanitarian support of US$1.5 billion. [13 pages] Read More...

Emergency Food Security Mobile Cash Transfer Programme- ECHO HIP

The Zimbabwe Emergency Food Security Mobile Cash Transfer Response (ZEFSMCTR) Program( HIP 2) implementation of the project commenced in February 2017 in Gokwe North district to mitigate the effects of the drought induced by El Nino. Under the programme CARE through ECHO funding, reached its target of 9 400 beneficiaries (4 446 men; 4 954 women), drawn from 1 799 households. The 9 400 food insecure people received their monthly cash entitlements meant to meet their basic household and nutrition needs from February up to April 2017. [18 pages] Read More...

Improving Agricultural Production and Access to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

OFDA funded Masvingo Eli Nino Recovery project (MERP) Has reached direct beneficiaries 7163(5082F;2021M) beneficiaries by March 2017.The project beneficiaries have been registered under project ‘s three main broad sectors. 6860(4557F;2303M) against a target of 6200 farmers across, Zaka Bikita and Chivi districts in October 2016. The registration was conducted after consultation with different stakeholders and the targeted communities.686 lead farmers were trained in climate smart agriculture and supported to cascade trainings to their 6,174 peer farmers through collaborative efforts with Government Extension workers. An aggregate of 260.68 metric tonnes comprising of sorghum, cow peas, velvet beans and top dressing fertiliser were distributed to 6,860 farmers. Thirty (30) agro-dealers (11F;19M) received training and subsequently distributed agricultural inputs through closed vouchers. 30 (23M;7F) para-veterinarians were trained with support from government Veterinary department.294 (126 F& 176 M) DRR champions were trained. [12 pages] Read More...

Improving Agricultural Production and Access to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Drought Affected Population Baseline

CARE International in Zimbabwe through funding from USAID OFDA is responding to current El Niño phenomenon which affected Zimbabwe in 2015-16 Agriculture season. The El Niño induced drought is anticipated to be one of the most severe in the past 35 years. Findings from the ZimVAC Assessment (2016) indicate that food insecurity has risen to affect at least 2.4 million people (26% of the total rural population); Masvingo Province has one of the highest proportions of food insecure people (32%) in the country. [32 pages]
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ANCP CHIVI WASH Endline Survey Report

Care International in Zimbabwe, in partnership with Chivi Rural District Council (RDC) with funding from Care Australia has been implementing a WASH project termed; “Putting Women and Girls at the center of WASH and Health in Chivi district”. The funding which Care Australia availed to Care Zimbabwe was obtained from the Australian NGO Cooperative programme (ANCP) and other private and charitable organisations including Thank You. The project is hence commonly referred to as the ANCP Chivi WASH Project. The overall goal was to impact two categories of vulnerable women and children namely; (i) Rural and vulnerable girl children between the ages of 10-19 with limited choices and at high risk of early marriage, pregnancies and HIV and AIDS, and (ii) Poor rural women in female headed households unable to fully exercise their rights and residing in areas dependent on agricultural activities. [67 pages] Read More...

Adaptation Learning Programme (ALP) for Africa Narrative Report

This 103 page report for the Adaptation Learning Programme (ALP) covers an extension period from July 2015 to June 2017. The extension period was funded by UKAid at the Department for International Development and Denmark’s Fund for Climate and Environment for NGOs managed by Civil Society in Development, as well as funds from the Australian Development Agency. The original ALP goal was maintained in the extension period: ‘to increase the capacity of vulnerable households in sub-Saharan Africa to adapt to climate variability and change,’ while the purpose was slightly modified: ‘Community-based adaptation (CBA) approached for vulnerable communities incorporated into development policies and programmes in Ghana, Kenya, and Niger, and replication ongoing in other countries in Africa.’ Read More...

Zimbabwe ‘cash first’ humanitarian response 2015–2017

This 107 page final evaluation of the DFIF-funded Cash First Humanitarian response was written by Ox... Read More...

Improving Girl’s Access Through Transformation Education (IGATE) Endline Evaluation

This 165 page document reports the results of the IGATE project funded by UK Aid Read More...

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