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Implementation structure, monitoring, evaluation

Politics
ZIM ASSET Chapter 4 4,0 Implementation structure 4,1 The Office of the President and Cabinet will have an oversight, co-ordinative and policy guidance role

ZIM ASSET

Chapter 4 4,0 Implementation structure

4,1 The Office of the President and Cabinet will have an oversight, co-ordinative and policy guidance role in the implementation of the Plan which will be carried out by Government ministries and agencies categorised into four clusters as follows: i Food security and nutrition; ii Social services and poverty Eradication; iii Infrastructure and Utilities; iv Value addition and beneficiation.

4,2 In an effort to engender team spirit in the operations of Government, ministries and government agencies have been put into clusters which relate to the cabinet committee system. The clusters are called upon to eliminate compartmentalisation and the silo mentality by creating strong synergistic relationships that fully exploit the benefits of both horizontal and vertical linkages as a way of institutionalising harmonised approaches to Government programming.

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Chapter 5 5,0 Monitoring and evaluation

5,1 The government in pursuit of this Plan, will take a deliberate position of reforming and harmonising existing laws and other pieces of legislation in order to strengthen existing structures and systems to create an enabling environment for quality service delivery.

5,2 To this end, the Office of the President and Cabinet as the lead government agency will provide the necessary leadership and guidance in the formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the plan. It will be critical for the plan’s monitoring and evaluation system to regularly input into the Cabinet decision making process in order to achieve tangible results on the ground.

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Chapter 6 6,0 Funding and Debt Management

6,1 The government will mobilise funding from domestic resources, which are in abundance and readily available for full exploitation and utilisation.

The creation of a sovereign wealth fund will be given priority under this Plan to backstop and provide predictability and sustainability to the government innovative funding. Additionally, the government will continue to collaborate with all the development partners that have been rendering technical and financial assistance to different sectors of the economy, as well as pursuing investment vehicles such as public private partnerships, particularly in the proposed special economic zones.

6,2 Going forward, the government will also undertake a number of fiscal reform measures in order to improve fiscal policy management and financial sector stability. There will also be need to accelerate the progress which the country has registered in the re-engagement process with the International Financial Institutions (IFIs) and creditors. This will be done through the policy thrusts that the government has finalised with these institutions under the auspices of the Cabinet approved Zimbabwe accelerated arrears clearance, debt and development Strategy and the Zimbabwe accelerated re-engagement economic programme.

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Chapter 7

7,0 The results matrices In order to realise tangible results on this Plan, Results Matrices have been developed for each cluster highlighting major Cluster Key Results Areas, Outcomes, Outputs, Strategies and the Lead Institution that will be spearheading the implementation of this Plan. During implementation, each cluster will be required to develop a comprehensive implementation matrix which will incorporate other critical targets, which have not been captured in the document. The cluster implementation matrices will form the basis for regular monitoring as well as periodic review and evaluation.

7,1 Food security and nutrition cluster

7,1,1 The thrust of the Food Security and Nutrition Cluster is to create a self- sufficient and food surplus economy and see Zimbabwe re-emerge as the “Bread Basket of Southern Africa”. Ultimately, it seeks to build a prosperous, diverse and competitive food security and nutrition sector that contributes significantly to national development through the provision of an enabling environment for sustainable economic empowerment and social transformation. The cluster programmes are aligned to and informed by the Comprehensive African Agricultural Development Programme, Draft Comprehensive Agriculture Policy Framework (2012-2032), the Food and Nutrition Security Policy, the Zimbabwe Agriculture Investment Plan (2013-2017), Sadc and Comesa food and nutrition frameworks.

7,1,2 Quick wins to be implemented within the food security and nutrition cluster include the following: i Intensifying collection of maize from Zambia and distribution of the same to needy provinces; ii Providing food relief to vulnerable social groups from GMB stocks; iii Working out vulnerable groups and smallholder subsidized agriculture input schemes for the 2013/2014 cropping season, including the Presidential Input Scheme; iv Setting up an Agribank concessionary funding facility for A2 farmers; v Putting in place a livestock drought mitigation programme for the drier regions of the country; vi Encouraging the establishment of the contract farming programme; vii Operationalising the warehouse receipt system; viii Immediately review the tariff regime that has led to the dumping of foreign products in the market; ix Initiating a programme of rehabilitation of irrigation equipment and adopting low-cost mechanisation programmes; x Investing in research, science and technology for agricultural development; xi Formulating and enforcing stringent laws against rampant veldt fires and other environmental crimes such as poaching.

7,2 social Services and poverty eradication cluster

7,2,1 The thrust of the social Services and Poverty eradication cluster is to enable the government of Zimbabwe to improve the living standards of the citizenry for an empowered society and a growing economy. The near collapse of public service delivery, deterioration in public infrastructure, increasing poverty and massive skills flight from most public institutions experienced in the last decade, makes it critical for the Government to implement programmes that enhance service delivery by all public institutions.

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