Project Details
ID: P-ZW-IE0-003 Name: YOUTH AND WOMEN EMPOWERMENT PROJECT Status: Ongoing Country: Zimbabwe
Sector: Social Approval date: 31-oct-2016 Task Manager: BESONG Raymond Eyoh, RDGS4
Total cost: 3800000
Currency: UAC
Source(s) of financing
ADF: 3410000
Government: 390000
Implementing Agency: Ministry of Youth Development Indigenisation and Empowerment Location: Entire Country


The objective of the project is to contribute to the reduction of poverty amongst the youth and women through the supporting entrepreneurship initiatives and capacity development.


The project has three mutually reinforcing components: (i) Developing small enterprises; (ii) Institutional support; and (iii) project management.


The benefits of the Project include the creation of sustainable employment opportunities through the support for the establishment and development of small enterprises. The project will equally contribute to the improvement of livelihoods for targeted women who will be supported to grow their businesses and incomes.


The proposed operation focuses empowering youth and women through entrepreneurial skills development to enhance their access to finance and the growth of their small businesses, which are imperative for the socioeconomic development of the Zimbabwe. It will complement the ongoing Youth and Tourism Enhancement Project; the Capacity Building for Public Finance and Economic Management (CBPFEM) Project ; and the Governance and Institutional Strengthening Project (GISP), by building the capacity of youth participate effectively in the economy. The proposed project will also address capacity constraints at the Ministries responsible for women and youth development. The Government has requested the Bank continued support to create an enabling environment and opportunities for the socio-economic empowerment of youth and women. The Bank will therefore support the country through this intervention, which aims to equip unemployed youth and women with the necessary entrepreneurship skills and also to enhance their access to finance.



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Les bénéficiaires directs du projet sont essentiellement:i) les femmes et les jeunes sans emploi dans cinq districts ciblés sur les 59 districts que compte le pays. Les districts concernés sont:Beitbridge, Mutasa, Marondera, Lupane et Guruve.. Un soutien sera apporté à ces femmes et à ces jeunes pour leur permettre de tirer parti des opportunités économiques en matière de traitement horticole, des vers de mopaneet du mielainsi que dans le domaine des entreprises minières artisanales;ils bénéficieront d'une formation en gestion des affaires et en entrepreneuriat et auront accès aux...