Development and operationalization of the Zimbabwe Recovery and Resilience Framework

Context and Objectives

Zimbabwe experienced the most devastating natural disaster in the country’s recorded history, when Tropical Cyclone Idai hit the eastern part of the country on 15-16 March 2019. The ensuing Rapid Impact and Needs Assessment (RINA), jointly conducted by the Government of Zimbabwe with support from the World Bank (WB) and GFDRR, indicated that 60,000 people were displaced, 18,000 houses had been destroyed, and that a total of 270,000 people were directly impacted. 
Following this, the Government of Zimbabwe requested further assistance to develop and operationalize the Zimbabwe Recovery and Resilience Framework (ZRRF). The ZRRF will guide the long-term recovery efforts of the government, partners, and other relevant stakeholders and facilitate the coordination of the different actors for implementing the findings of the RINA by prioritizing recovery and resilience sector-wise interventions spatially and temporally.

Main Activities

The project aims to:

  • Define and align the national recovery vision, guiding principles, and priorities to long-term development objectives; and
  • Establish a sequenced and prioritized cross-sectoral framework of recovery interventions, informing investment interventions supported by external partners.

This project is in its inception phase.

Partnerships and Coordination

The project is implemented by the Government of Zimbabwe and specifically the Department of Civil Protection, Ministry of Local Government Public Works and National Housing, and the World Bank with support from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and Africa Development Bank (AfDB).

  • Africa
Window of Action
  • Window 3
Amount approved
  • $225,000
  • 10/2019 - 07/2020