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Zimbabwe - Zim-Fund - Emergency power infrastructure rehabilitation project – Consolidation works - Appraisal Report
The Zimbabwe Multi-Donor Trust Fund was established in 2010 as an emergency response to a severe humanitarian crisis that manifested itself in the deadly cholera epidemic that engulfed the country in 2008/2009. The outbreak claimed more than 4,000 lives and affected more than 100,000 people. The ZimFund Donor countries responded to the outbreak of cholera by mobilizing funds for the rehabilitation of water supply and sanitation infrastructure complimented with the rehabilitation of power infrastructure. The African Development Bank (the Bank) was requested by donors and accepted to administer the Fund in accordance with the Bank’s rules and procedures and an Operational Manual was prepared and agreed to between the Donors, the Bank and the Government of Zimbabwe (GoZ). The size of ZimFund was determined by development partners’ willingness to contribute to it over time. By 31 October 2016, ZimFund Donor’s contributions had reached an amount of US$145.8 million, representing full settlement of donor’s commitments to the Fund.