1. Good Governance for Sustainable Development

Good governance and respect for fundamental human rights and freedoms are prerequisites for sustainable human development. As such, the Government of Zimbabwe and United Nations Country Team have agreed to emphasise governance and human rights issues in order to promote economic recovery in the short run and sustainable and equitable human development in the long run.

The social, economic and political context of the past decade has necessitated considerable outlay towards strengthening the national architecture for public service and justice delivery, rule of law and fundamental freedoms, as well as participatory democratic approaches for the people of Zimbabwe.

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

  1. Improved justice delivery system and rule of law;

  2. Strengthened mechanisms for peace-building and for the prevention, management and resolution of conflict;

  3. Enhanced accountability in the management of public resources and service delivery;

  4. Enhanced people’s participation in democratic governance structures and processes.

These outcome areas are directly linked to the Millennium Declaration, and ensuring good governance and respect for human rights is intimately tied to the achievement of all the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). 

To address this challenge, the UNCT will focus on capacity building of political and institutional structures while ensuring greater coherence through joint programming initiatives. Principles of gender equality aimed at stopping gender based violence and increasing women’s participation in economic and political life will be integral to these interventions. The UNCT will also work towards strengthening its collaboration with Government, civil society and the donor community.

A total budget of USD 36 million will be required to support these ZUNDAF Outcomes, of which USD 18 million will come from core resources, while the balance of USD 18 million will be mobilised.