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A woman and her children stands in front of a tent after being evicted in Muranbatsvin, Zimbabwe. © UN-Habitat

  • Total value of UN-Habitat investments (2008-2013): US$ 508,422
  • Total number of UN-Habitat projects (2008-2013): 2 projects
  • Main donors: European Union, UNDP Zimbabwe & United Kingdom
  • Implementing partners: UNDP, Urban Councils Association of Zimbabwe (UCAZ)
General information

Capital: Harare

Major cities: Harare, Bulawayo, Chitungwiza, Mutare, Gweru, Epworth, Kwekwe,  Kadoma, Masvingo, Chinhoyi.

  • Population: 13.72 Million
  • GDP: US$ 9.802 Billion
  • GDP growth: 4.4%
  • Urban population (annual %): 39%
  • Population growth rate (average annual %): 2.7%
  • Urban population growth rate (average annual %): 4.0%
  • Rural population growth rate (average annual %): 1.9%

Source: World Bank 2012

UN-Habitat projects in Zimbabwe

Strengthening Citizenship Participation in Urban Local Governance   

  • Duration: September 2010 – December 2013    
  • Value: US$ 408,952    
  • Donor: European Union   
  • Implementing partners: UNDP, Urban Councils Association of Zimbabwe (UCAZ)     
  • Location: Bulawayo, Gweru, Kwekwe, Masvingo, Kadoma


Support to Zimbabwe Local Government Association and strengthening citizen participation in urban local governance    

Building capacity of UCAZ Core Team and delivery of a Training of Trainers Session.   

  • Duration: July 2008 – December 2012    
  • Value: US$ 99,470    
  • Donor: UNDP Zimbabwe & United Kingdom  
  • Implementing partners: Urban Councils Association of Zimbabwe (UCAZ)  
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