This $2.5 million technical assistance program aims to support the government’s efforts to strengthen the poverty and equity focus of public spending, by increasing the availability and analysis of high-quality data on poverty and welfare in the country, as well as strengthen the national development plan and improve monitoring and evaluation of policy and public spending decisions.
The program aims to finance the implementation of the next edition of the Poverty, Income, Consumption and Expenditure Survey (PICES) in 2016. The program hopes to support an improved national monitoring and evaluation framework that will be used to measure results of budgets and policies as well as management performance tool of the public sector.
The main counterparts are the Office of the President and Cabinet for work on ZIMASSET and the Zimbabwe Statistical Agency (ZIMSTAT). Within the World Bank, this program is supported by the Poverty and the Social Development global practices.