By Tendai Guvamombe
Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency (Zim Stat) in collaboration with Zimbabwe Reconstruction Fund (ZIMREF), Africa Development Bank and UN Agencies today unveiled the Dissemination of Min PICES 2019 TOP LINE 2017 PICES REPORTS in the Capital.
These include Zimbabwe Smallholder Agricultural Productivity Survey 2017 Report, Zimbabwe Poverty Report and Poverty, Income, Consumption and Expenditure Survey 2017 Report.
Delivering remarks Mr Taguma Mahonde Zim Stat Director General said the reports were made a success through the help of partners; UNICEF, UNDP, Arican Development Bank and the World Bank. Apart from they will be useful in providing data for the progress on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
“The results will be useful for the line ministries, government and will also provide information to the devolution and in death of the progress made on SDGs.”
“I am glad to announce that the resorts were made a success through the help of our partners; UNICEF, UNDP, AFDB, World Bank and ZIMREF.
R Mukami Kiriuki Country Manager for World Bank applauded Zim Stat for successfully completing the reports saying it will go a long way in assisting with poverty measurement and going into the future.
“I would like to congratulate Zim Stat team on the completion of the survey reports which is useful in poverty measurement, shows sobering results as extreme poverty have been on an increase, it also allows the government to come up with mitigation measures for the poor.”
Georges Van Monfort UNDP Country Representative said the report surveys came at a time when the government is preparing for the Transitional Stabilization Programme (TSP) and working on the report based in Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
“The survey reports comes at the opportunity time when the government is preparing for the STP and us also working of the SDG report. Provision of data is not for government alone but calls for wider collaboration of line ministries and all other stakeholders.”