The 2016-2020 Zimbabwe United Nations Development Assistance Framework (ZUNDAF) is the United Nations (UN) strategic programme framework to support national development priorities as informed by the 2013-2018 Zimbabwe Agenda for Sustainable Socio-Economic Transformation (Zim Asset) and to advance on the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as well as other international commitments, norms and standards.
The ZUNDAF offers opportunities to strengthen partnerships, linkages and programming, including those with other major development frameworks. ZUNDAF results are explicitly linked to the national priorities articulated by Government through the Zim Asset and to the emerging Sustainable Development Goals. The six national priority areas in the ZUNDAF are as follows
- Food and Nutrition Security
- Gender Equality
- HIV and AIDS
- Poverty Reduction and Value Addition
- Public Administration and Governance
- Social Services and Protection
The ZUNDAF allows all members of the UN Country Team to deliver together through one nationally-owned strategy that draws on the full range of UN expertise while supporting an integrated approach to achieving development results in a coherent manner.
The Government of Zimbabwe and the UN Country Team are committed to the principles of Delivering as One to enhance UN coherence for development results. To ensure robust ZUNDAF implementation, the Government and the UN Country Team formulated a Joint Implementation Matrix (JIM), providing a common tool for ZUNDAF operationalisation at the output level. In addition, the UN Country Team, under the leadership of the UN Resident Coordinator, will continue to support the response to humanitarian needs as they may arise.
Significant efforts are made to ensure strong partnerships with all stakeholders, including multilateral and bilateral partners, international financial institutions, non-governmental organisations, civil society, and the private sector.
Indicative resources required for the implementation of the 2016-2020 ZUNDAF are estimated at USD 1,641,800,000.