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Zimbabwe made exemplary progress towards the MDG indicators throughout the 1980s and into the 1990s. The economic and humanitarian crisis from 2000 to 2008 stalled and in some cases starkly reversed many of these gains. Since 2009 Zimbabwe’s economy has recovered but that recovery is now looking increasingly fragile.

Top priorities

  • promoting economic development
  • support the provision of basic services including access to health, education and water
  • help to strengthen democracy

Further resources

DFID Operational Plan for Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe page on GOV.UK website

Key Info

  • Project budget approved for 2017/2018 More information about the total project budget £78,693,997
  • Project budget as % of DFID budget More information about the total project budget 1.09%
  • Active Projects 17
  • Population ( source World Bank): 15.6 million
  • % living below $1.90 per day (2011, source World Bank): 21.4%
  • Fertility rate (2014, source World Bank): 3.92
  • GDP growth rate (2015, source World Bank): 0.47%
Sector groups as a percentage of country budget More information about the sector groups
Project budget total by year More information about project funding
Budgets approved at a project level to date. This may be different from the overall operational plan budget for Zimbabwe.