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Analysis of the Zimbabwe situation
Dr. Festo P. Kavishe, UNICEF, 15 Jan 2008

2008 National Budget Statement: Zimbabwe
Minister of Finance, Zimbabwe, 29 Nov 2007

Zimbabwe Exodus: Too little, but not too late...
Sean Garcia and Patrick Duplat, Refugees International, 7 Nov 2007

Zimbabwe Mid-Year Monetary Policy Statement
Dr. Gideon Gono, Governor, Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe, 1 Oct 2007

Planning for Post-Mugabe Zimbabwe
Michelle D. Gavin, Council for Foreign Relations, Oct 2007

Informal Cross Border Food Trade in Southern Africa
FEWS NET/ World Food Programme (WFP) Cross Border Food Trade Monitoring System Technical Committee, Sep 2007

Zimbabwe - Economic Performance Assessment: A benchmark study
Bruce Bolnick, Alexander Greenbaum, and Pooja Pokhrel (Nathan Associates) and Krista Hendry (Fund for Peace), Nathan Associates, Sep 2007

2007 SADC Summit Communiqué (Lusaka, Zambia)
Southern African Development Community (SADC), 17 Aug 2007

Communiqué of the CSO conference on the Zimbabwe Economic Crisis: Towards a lasting solution
Zimbabwe Coalition on Debt and Development (ZIMCODD), 1 Aug 2007

Land Redistribution in Zimbabwe
Simon Pazvakavambwa, Former Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Lands, Land Reform and Resettlement, Zimbabwe, 9 Jul 2007

History and Role of Social Movements
Sam Moyo, African Institute for Agrarian Studies, 9 Jul 2007

Urban LandMark Newsletter: Volume 2, no. 3 - July 2007
Editor: Denise Buiten, Urban LandMark, Jul 2007

Breakfree: The Zimbabwe Coalition on Debt and Development - Monthly Newsletter, July-August 2007
Zimbabwe Coalition on Debt and Development (ZIMCODD), Jul 2007

100 Days: An agenda for government and donors in a new Zimbabwe
Adam Smith International , Jul 2007

Zimbabwe Political & Dialogue Brief - no. 3: June 2007
IDASA, Jun 2007

"Our cause is Africa'?s cause": Interview with President Mugabe in the New African magazine
Baffour Ankomah , New African magazine, May 2007

'SADC cannot abandon Zimbabwe': Interview with Tanzanian President Kikwete in the New African magazine
Baffour Ankomah, New African magazine, May 2007

Breakfree: The Zimbabwe coalition on debt and development - Monthly Newsletter
Zimbabwe Coalition on Debt and Development (Zimcodd), May 2007

A review of nutrition and food security approaches in HIV and AIDS programmes in Eastern and Southern Africa
Dora Panagides, Rick Graciano, Peter Atekyereza, Lilia Gerberg and Mickey Chopra, Helen Keller International / Makerere University / Congressional Hunger Center / Medical Research Council of South Africa, May 2007

Early lessons from implementation of climate change adaptation projects in South-eastern Africa
International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and SouthSouthNorth (SSN), 24 Apr 2007

Breakfree - The Zimbabwe coalition on debt and development: March 2007
Zimbabwe Coalition On Debt and Development (ZIMCODD), Mar 2007

Rural livelihoods, poverty reduction, and food security in Southern Africa: Is CBNRM the answer?
Jaap Arntzen, Tshepo Setlhogile and Jon Barnes, FRAME, IUCN, Centre for Applied Research, International Resources Group, Mar 2007

Zimbabwe Demographic and Health Survey 2005-06
Central Statistical Office, Zimbabwe and Macro International Inc, Mar 2007

Breakfree: The Zimbabwe coalition on debt and development - January 2007 Newsletter
ZIMCODD, Jan 2007

Open letter to SADC leaders from Zimbabwe Youth Movement
Freeman Chari, Zimbabwe Youth Movement, 2007

What determines violent conflicts over natural resources? Evidence from land conflicts in South Africa and Zimbabwe
Dr. Sylvia Schweitzer, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), 2007

Consolidating Democratic Governance in Southern Africa: Zimbabwe
Lloyd M. Sachikonye, Shingi Chawatama, Charles Mangongera, Norbert Musekiwa, Choice Ndoro, EISA, 2007

The forgotten tribe: People with disabilities in Zimbabwe
Tsitsi Choruma, Progressio, Jan 2007

Global Survey on Forced Evictions: violations of human rights
Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions (COHRE), Dec 2006

The extent and effects of casualisation in Southern Africa: Analysis of Lesotho, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe
Oupa Bodibe (editor), National Labour and Economic Development Institute (NALEDI), Nov 2006

The power of information: Can NGOs in Zimbabwe take up the gauntlet and wield this weapon in the war against HIV/AIDS?
Lazarus Matizirofa, Gretchen J. Smith, University of Cape Town, Centre For Information Literacy, 25 Oct 2006

Humanitarian situation in Zimbabwe
United Nations (UN), Jun 2006

Remittances, poverty reduction and the informalisation of household wellbeing in Zimbabwe
Sarah Bracking and Lloyd Sachikonye, Global Poverty Research Groups, Jun 2006

MDGs e-Monitor Newsletter: Issue No. 1, May 2006
Zimbabwe SusWatch Network,, May 2006

Command Agriculture in Zimbabwe: its impact on rural communities in Matabeleland
Solidarity Peace Trust, Apr 2006

Zimbabwe Food Security update: February 2006
Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWSNET), Feb 2006

Directory of development organisations

'Steep Hills to Climb': Zimbabwe 2000-2006
Chiedza Chimhanda, Southern African Catholic Bishops' Conference (SACBC) - Parliamentary Office, Jan 2006

Household survey of HIV-prevalence and behaviour in Chimanimani District, Zimbabwe, 2005
Exnevia Gomo, Simba Rusakaniko, Wilson Mashange, Junior Mutsvangwa, Brian Chandiwana, Shungu Munyati, 2006

Learning to live positively: A key development tool for promoting "treatment preparedness" amongst HIV/AIDS-affected rural communities in Africa
Sam Page, Brice Gbaguidi and Fortunate Nyakanda, CABI UK, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, African Farmers? Organic Research and Training (AfFOResT), 2006

Zimbabwe: Evicted and forsaken
Human Rights Watch, Dec 2005

Zimbabwe: The 2006 National Budget Statement
Dec 2005

Zimbabwe 2006 '? UN: Consolidated Appeals Process
Consolidated Appeals Process (CAP), United Nations (UN), 30 Nov 2005

Report on housing and tenure security for farm workers in newly resettled areas
Farm Community Trust of Zimbabwe, 14 Oct 2005

Presentations to the Parliament portfolio committee on land and agriculture on the situation of housing and tenure for farm workers in newly resettled areas
Farm Community Trust of Zimbabwe, 14 Oct 2005

FEWSNET Zimbabwe food security emergency report
The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWSNET), 12 Oct 2005

Zimbabwe: 2005 Article IV Consultation - Staff Report; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion and Statement of the Authorities of Zimbabwe
International Monetary Fund (IMF), Oct 2005

Zimbabwe presentation to the UN General Assembly
H.E. President R.G. Mugabe, Permanent Mission of the Republic of Zimbabwe to the United Nations, 18 Sep 2005

Zimbabwe's statement to the High Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly
H.E. President R.G Mugabe, Republic of Zimbabwe, 14 Sep 2005

Between a rock and a hard place: A window on the situation of Zimbabweans living in Gauteng
Zimbabwe Torture Victims Project - Healing Survivors, a project of IDASA, Sep 2005

Zimbabwe Exiles Forum presentation to the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs - Parliament of the Republic of South Africa
Zimbabwe Exiles Forum, 30 Aug 2005

Zimbabwe's Operation Murambatsvina: The Tipping Point?
International Crisis Group, 17 Aug 2005

Petition on Zimbabwe from NGOs in Botswana
12 Aug 2005

The impact of "Operation Murambatsvina/Restore Order" in Zimbabwe
Combined Harare Residents Association, Zimbabwe Peace Project & ActionAid International, Aug 2005

An analysis of the demolitions in Zimbabwe
Editors: Wole Olaleye and Ozia Tungwarara, ActionAid, Aug 2005

Quarterly community assessment of the socio-economic situation in Zimbabwe: Income and employment
Community Monitoring Programme, Aug 2005

UN Representative calls Zimbabwe Crisis Massive Internal Displacement
United Nations, 29 Jul 2005

In wake of Zimbabwe demolitions, UNICEF calls for global support to alleviate crisis facing children
UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund), 26 Jul 2005

Annan finds Zimbabwe report profoundly distressing
Kofi Annan, 25 Jul 2005

UN Report of the fact-finding mission to Zimbabwe to assess the scope and impact of Operation Murambatsvina
Anna Kajumulo Tibaijuka, United Nations, 18 Jul 2005

New Hope Zimbabwe: Update on Operation Murambatsvina, Epsworth
Tendayi Manangazira, New Hope Zimbabwe, 7 Jul 2005

A study on the impact of "Operation Murambatsvina/Restore Order" in 26 wards of Harare high density housing areas
ActionAid International (AAI) and Combined Harare Residents Association (CHRA), Jul 2005

Burning down the house to kill a rat!
ActionAid International, Jul 2005

The Cost of Health: A community research report
Training and Research Support Centre, Community Working Group on Health in the Community Monitoring Programme, Jul 2005

The Zimbabwe crisis and normalisation
Sam Moyo, Centre for Policy Studies (CPS), Jul 2005

Statement by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Honourable Simbarashe S. Mumbengegwi to the members of the diplomatic corps on the nation-wide Operation Murambatsvina / Restore Order
Simbarashe S. Mumbengegwi (Minister of Foreign Affairs), Zimbabwe Government, 27 Jun 2005

Joint statement on Zimbabwe forced evictions
Amnesty International, the Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions (COHRE), Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights, 23 Jun 2005

Post-election Zimbabwe: what next?
International Crisis Group, 7 Jun 2005

Order out of chaos, or chaos out of order?: A preliminary report on operation 'Murambatsvina'
Human Rights NGO Forum, Jun 2005

Reflections on Operation Restore Order (ORO)
Francis Chumachawazungu, Girl Child Network - Community development and empowerment program, Jun 2005

Operation Marumbatsvina / Operation Restore Order
Zimbabwe Government, Jun 2005

Zimbabwe Government response
Zimbabwe Government, Jun 2005

Human rights, formalisation and women's land rights in southern and eastern Africa
Ingunn Ikdahl, Anne Hellum, Randi Kaarhus, Tor A. Benjaminsen, Patricia Kameri-Mbote, Institute of Women's Law, University of Oslo, Jun 2005

Zimbabwe Association of Microfinance Institutions Newsletter
Zimbabwe Association of Microfinance Institutions (ZAMFI), Jun 2005

Oxfam GB food security assessment
Produced by Mary Khozombah, Oxfam GB, May 2005

Zimbabwe: a pre-election overview and recovery scenarios
Dianna Games, SAIIA, Mar 2005

Unreconciled differences: the limits of reconciliation politics in Zimbabwe
Brian Raftopoulos, 24 Jan 2005

Zimbabwe's recovery and Nepad
Norman Reynolds, 2005

The loss of property rights and the collapse of Zimbabwe
Craig Richardson, Salem College, 2005

A trusteeship for Zimbabwe?
Norman Reynolds, 2005

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Zimbabwe Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network
Zimbabwe - Economic Performance Assessment: A benchmark study
Analysis of the Zimbabwe situation
2008 National Budget Statement: Zimbabwe
Informal Cross Border Food Trade in Southern Africa

`We will bury ourselves`: A study of child-headed households on commercial farms in Zimbabwe
Eddie Cross: Comments on various issues affecting poverty in Zimbabwe
Can apples be reaped from a thorn tree? A case analysis of the Zimbabwean crisis and NEPAD`s peer review mechanism

Open up economy for FDI - ICBC
17 March 2014, 12:00 pm

Harare: Zimbabwe needs to undertake economic reforms and open up the economy to attract the foreign direct investment it needs to rejuvenate growth in an economy suffocating due to tight liquidity, a Chinese industrial bank has said. Industrial and Commercial Bank of China chief executive Mr Wenbin Wang said China had to open up its economy and create the right conditions to attract foreign investment in laying the blocks to its fairytale economic growth. ICBC is the largest bank in China with total assets of $3,1 trillion, $1,6 trillion loan book, 17 000 branches and 450 000 employees. The bank is funding $9,3 billion projects in Africa.

Regional bank challenges Zimbabwe to create enabling environment
14 March 2014, 12:00 pm

Harare: Moe Shaik, group chief executive of the Development Bank of South Africa (DBSA), has challenged government to create an enabling business environment to attract foreign direct investment. Addressing legislators attending a two-day Zimbabwe Agenda for Sustainable Socio-Economic Transformation (ZimAsset) seminar in the capital on Wednesday, Shaik said the country’s natural resources had the potential to drive economic growth, saying that was the reason why his organisation had invested $270 million between 2009 and 2013 in Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe: Govt fumes over diamond revenue
14 March 2014, 12:00 pm

Harare:  Government would rather halt all diamond mining in Marange than let firms operating there continue fleecing the country of millions of United States dollars through understating the real value of the stones they extract and sell through cartels, a Cabinet minister has said. Mines and Mining Development Minister Walter Chidhakwa yesterday said Government lost much revenue through the cartels, and he was boosting monitoring mechanisms to ensure Zimbabwe realises true value from its resources.

Kasukuwere raps diamond firms
11 March 2014, 12:00 pm

Harare: Former Youth Development, Indigenisation and Empowerment Minister Cde Saviour Kasukuwere has accused companies mining diamonds in Chiadzwa of being dishonest and disrespectful of the community they operate in, saying they must honour the pledges they made to the Marange-Zimunya Community Share Ownership Trust instead of trying to disown it. Under the Trust, each firm was to contribute US$10 million to bring the total to US$50 million. Responding to claims by the firms that they were not aware of the existence of the Marange-Zimunya Community Share Ownership Trust that was launched by President Mugabe on July 27, 2012, Cde Kasukuwere accused the companies of dishonesty, saying the Trust was formed with the involvement of various ministries and the respective mining companies.

Zimbabwe: "Mining can attract US$12bn FDI"
10 March 2014, 12:00 pm

Harare:  The mining sector has potential to attract US$12 billion in new investment over the next five years, but Zimbabwe's high mining fees could scare off investors, a World Bank report on trade and competitiveness revealed. In contrast to the potential the sector has for attracting investment,mining companies require about US$5 billion for recapitalisation over five years. The WB said the mining sector witnessed a 30 percent growth in the value of exports from 2000 to 2009 with a 150 percent jump in the exports recorded in 2010 before the growth rate subsided to 30 percent in 2012. However, the Breton Woods institution said the boom underestimates the potential of the sector to attract new investment into the existing projects. "This amount (US$5 billion) is less than half the potential of absorption of new investment by existing projects (US$12 billion)," the WB said.

Postpone the abolition of sugar quotas, COMESA tells the EU
6 March 2014, 12:00 pm

Harare:  The decision by the European Union (EU) to eliminate sugar export quotas to the bloc by 2017 was castigated by heads of state at the just-ended COMESA Summit.  The African representatives proposed that abolishing the quota should be postponed till 2020. Zimbabwe is amongst the sugar exporting countries to the EU. The EU resolved to end the 45-year old system of sugar production quotas, blaming it for creating artificial shortages of sugar in Europe. An impact study conducted by the EU has also forecasted that the EU’s domestic sugar prices would decrease by 45 per cent, compared to 2012 market prices, if the quotas ended.

Southern Africa Quarterly Review and Analysis: 3rd Quarter 2013
6 March 2014, 12:00 pm

Tunis:  Economic activity in Southern Africa was vibrant during the 3rd quarter as the region remained on course to attain a projected annual average growth rate of 4.4 percent. In Angola strong growth in the non-oil sector continued to boost overall economic activity. Also, planned new gas and oil fields coming on stream are envisaged to drive higher growth. Botswana’s economic recovery continued with increasing activity in all sectors. The economy in Lesotho continued to show resilience, largely supported by an improved performance in diamond mining. Malawi is benefitting from improved investor confidence, which is enhancing the availability of foreign exchange to the economy. Also, Malawi’s tobacco marketing session for the third quarter showed higher sales that further the increased availability of foreign exchange. Growth picked up in Mozambique as the adverse effects of the large floods from the beginning of 2013 continued to subside. Economic growth rebounded in South Africa – albeit significantly below the estimated potential – at the back of expansion in manufacturing activities,. In Swaziland growth continued to improve gradually, largely driven by recovery in manufacturing and construction activities.

Unravelling Zimbabwe's "food crisis"
5 March 2014, 12:00 pm

Zvishavane:  Is there a food crisis in Zimbabwe? The UN says 2.2 million people will be in need of food assistance until the end of March, based on a 2013 government-led joint survey by the Zimbabwe Vulnerability Assessment Committee (ZimVAC). But the government is now questioning those findings. The Zimbabwean media have reported extensively on the seeming tug-of-war. But an IRIN investigation found the situation more nuanced, with both widespread hunger and modest signs of improvement.

All weather is local - getting the forecasting right for farmers
3 March 2014, 12:00 pm

Zvishavane:  With the lean season reaching its peak, many villages in Zimbabwe have already exhausted their staple grain reserves. The most recent Zimbabwe Vulnerability Assessment Committee (ZimVAC) report projects that at least two million people, out of a population of 13 million, will be without sufficient food until the end of March. But had they had access to high-quality rain forecasts for their areas, communities could have better prepared for the period between harvests, experts say.  Lack of information about the rains is a common problem in Africa, one expected to grow more serious as the climate changes, making weather patterns more erratic and making the need for micro-level information even more imperative.

Zimbabwe: Beneficiation takes time - Mhembere
28 February 2014, 12:00 pm

Victoria Falls:  Value addition and beneficiation of the country’s minerals should be seen as an incremental and gradual “step by step” process and not as an event, Chamber of Mines of Zimbabwe president Mr Alex Mhembere has said.  Mr Mhembere’s assertions come when the Government has demanded that mining firms establish a precious metal refinery in the country to ensure that Zimbabwe gets better returns from the export of minerals. He made the remarks at the ongoing two-day Mineral Beneficiation conference at Elephant Hills Resort.

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