Public Administration & Governance

In pursuit of a new trajectory of accelerated economic recovery, growth and wealth creation, the Government crafted a new macro-economic blueprint - Zim Asset. The country faces structural and infrastructural bottlenecks such as: high debt overhang, liquidity crunch, erratic power and water supply, out-dated industrial machinery, high cost of capital (or lack thereof), and widespread company closures.

The Zim Asset recognises the importance of creating an enabling environment for sustained peace, security and economic development among others. In this regard, Public Administration and Governance are critical determinants and enablers of quality service delivery to the people in order to realise the Zim Asset and the Sustainable Development Goals.

The Government has instituted public sector and fiscal reforms such as: an integrated Public Finance Management System; integrated Results Based Management; revamped aid and development results mechanism; legislative reforms; and debt management to strengthen resource management, accountability and service delivery, including in the local Government sector.

The United Nations in Zimbabwe has articulated its support around three main outcomes:

  1. Key public sector institutions mobilize, manage and account for resources effectively for quality service delivery

  2. Increased citizen participation in democratic processes in line with the provisions of the Constitution and relevant international norms and standards

  3. Government and its partners generate and utilize data for development

The 2016-2020 ZUNDAF will benefit from the UN’s comparative advantages by ensuring that the national priorities articulated in Zim Asset are realised through the provision of the required technical and financial support. In view of the foregoing, this ZUNDAF Result Group will pursue strategies to improve public sector reforms, including strengthening of capacities for modernization, citizen participation and social dialogue, global citizenship education, innovation, monitoring and evaluation. 

Advocacy efforts to ensure achievement of this priority area will focus around key development enablers in particular economic and democratic governance, supported by enhanced data for development.

Resources required to achieve this result area are USD 73.8 million.