Trade and Development Strategies

Year Strategy name Sector
2012 Zimbabwe Industrial Development Policy (2012-2016)

The vision of the Industrial Development Policy is to transfrom Zimbabwe's economy... The vision of the Industrial Development Policy is to transfrom Zimbabwe's economy moving it towards higher value-added products, both for the domestic and the export market. It aims to create a vibrant, self-sustaining and competitive economy, promoting specific industrial and commercial sectors and increasing domestic and international trade. Hence, the policy envisages an increase in the contribution of manufacturing to GDP and to exports, the creation of additional employment, the promotion of utilisation of available local raw materials in the production of goods, an increase of exports to COMESA and SADC regions, the re-equipment and replacement of obsolete machinery and new technoogies, an increase of capacity utilization. The policy identifies key productive sectors and, in alignment with Sector Export Strategy led by ITC, it outlines the importance of the leather and footwear sector.

Agribusiness, Apparel and Clothing, Fertilizers and Chemicals Industry, Fertilizers and Chemicals... Agribusiness, Apparel and Clothing, Fertilizers and Chemicals Industry, Fertilizers and Chemicals Industry, Footwear, Leather Industry, Metals and Electricals, Metals and Electricals, Pharmaceuticals, Textile Industry, Wood and Timber

2012 Zimbabwe Leather Sector Strategy

The Zimbabwe Leather Sector Strategy envisages transforming the Zimbabwean leather industry into... The Zimbabwe Leather Sector Strategy envisages transforming the Zimbabwean leather industry into a vibrant and internationally competitive sector, contributing to sustainable development through value addition. The document provides an overview of the current context and value chain of the leather sector, and it outlines a strategy framed around five main objectives: 1) strengthen value chain networking, coordination and policy advocacy; 2) improve access to finance across the value chain; 3) improve market intelligence and promotion of the value chain; 4) improve the quality and collection system of hides and skins; 5) improve value addition and output through technical training and establishment of clusters. The strategy identifies specific targets to be achieved by 2017 and it sets an action plan with specific activities in order to fullfil those targets.

Footwear, Furniture (Upholstered Seats), Hides and Skins, Leather, Leather Industry Footwear, Furniture (Upholstered Seats), Hides and Skins, Leather, Leather Industry

2011 COMESA Cotton-to-Clothing Value Chain Strategy

The strategy is an update of the 2009 COMESA Regional Strategy for... The strategy is an update of the 2009 COMESA Regional Strategy for Cotton-to-Clothing Value Chain. It analyses the current situation of the sector, in particular focusing on small-holder cotton production and on the ginning and textile/clothing subsectors. Hence, it outlines the main goals and strategic objectives, identifying the critical success factors and providing a detailed framework for implementation. The COMESA mission is to "promote trade and increase market access for the cotton, textile and apparel industries in Africa", through the creation of "an integrated and competitive cotton-to-clothing value chain". The main development goals of the strategy are: 1) to enhance cotton production and farmer incomes; 2) to increase investment and efficiency in textile and clothing manufacturing; and 3) to expand trade. In order to achieve these goals the document defines precise strategic objectives in relation to three main subsectors: cotton, textile, and clothing/apparel.

Cotton, Garment Industry, Textile Industry Cotton, Garment Industry, Textile Industry

2011 COMESA Leather Strategy

The strategy envisages transforming the leather value-chain into a lead contributor to... The strategy envisages transforming the leather value-chain into a lead contributor to the COMESA region's economic development and livelihoods in a sustainable manner. It outlines four main objectives: 1) improving access to finance; 2) creating and enabling policy, legal environment and strengthening institutional framework; 3) facilitating the improvement of overall quality; 4) improving information and marketing systems. The document provides an overview of the current situation in COMESA's leather sector, dealing with the social, economic and environmental aspects of the value-chain as well as with its regional and international trade potential. It carries out a SWOT analysis at the industry-level, identifying the key constraints at each stage of the value chain. Finally, it outlines a logical framework matrix and provides a roadmap that will be used to implement the strategy.

Leather, Leather Industry Leather, Leather Industry

2011 Southern Africa ADB Regional Integration Strategy Paper

The document provides an overview of the current political, economic and social... The document provides an overview of the current political, economic and social context of the region, setting the regional strategic objectives and identifying the key challenges and opportunities. The strategy rotates around two pillars: regional infrastructure and capacity building; and it focuses on areas such as regional transport/trade facilitation infrastructure, regional Energy Development, information and communication technology, support to the CES Tripartite Arrangement, institutional strengthening, trade and transport facilitation and aid for trade. Furthermore, the strategy addresses cross-cutting issues such as gender, environment, climate change, knowledge management and networking, macroeconomic convergence.

2011 UNDAF Zimbabwe 2012-2015

The UNDAF 2012-2015 is alligned with Zimbabwe's MDGs and with the Medium-Term... The UNDAF 2012-2015 is alligned with Zimbabwe's MDGs and with the Medium-Term Plan 2011-2015. It focuses on seven national priority areas: 1) good governance for sustainable development; 2) pro-poor sustainable growth and economic development; 3) food security at household and national levels; 4) sound management and use of environment; 5) access to and utilisation of quality basic social services for all; 6) universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support; 7) women's empowerement.

2011 Zimbabwe Medium-Term Plan

The plan aims at transforming the economy, reducing poverty, creating jobs, maintaining... The plan aims at transforming the economy, reducing poverty, creating jobs, maintaining macroeconomic stability and restoring the economy's capacity to produce. It envisages an average per annum growth rate of 7.1% (2011-2015) and it focuses on private sector development, employment creation and poverty reduction, human development and social security, infrastructures and other cross-cutting issues such as gender, youth development, HIV and AIDS.

2006 UNDAF Zimbabwe 2007-2011

The UNDAF builds on the Millennium Development Goals for Zimbabwe launched in... The UNDAF builds on the Millennium Development Goals for Zimbabwe launched in 2005, and it rotates around six main themes: HIV and AIDs; Population and Basic Social Services; Agriculture, Land and Environment; Poverty, Economy and Employment; Governance and Human Rights; Gender.