The Zimbabwe Reconstruction Fund (ZIMREF) is a country-specific multi-donor trust fund that was approved by the Board of Executive Directors of the World Bank in May 2014 and is expected to run until December 2021. The goal of ZIMREF is to contribute to the strengthening of Zimbabwe’s systems for reconstruction and development with a focus on stabilization and reform, development and poverty alleviation.
ZIMREF is the key instrument for implementing the World Bank Third Interim Strategy Note for Zimbabwe and for supporting the implementation of the Government’s Transitional Stabilisation Programme-. Development to ZIMREF include the European Union, Germany, Norway, the State and Peace Building Fund, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
ZIMREF supports both recipient-executed, Bank-executed and Hybrid projects under its four programmatic windows, namely, (1) Private Sector productivity and competitiveness; (2) Governance, efficiency and effectiveness of public expenditure; (3) Strengthening livelihoods and resilience; and (4) Analytical and advisory work. To date, ZIMREF has raised contributions and programmed interventions up to 44.5 million.
The projects currently operational for ZIMREF are:
ZIMREF Annual Reports