CSOs scrutinise MDGs, ZimAsset


Civil society organisations in Zimbabwe are holding a two-day conference in Bulawayo aimed at assessing the progress of millennium development goals as well as discussing Zimbabwe’s economic blueprint, ZimAsset.


The conference, starting today (Thursday), would discuss the role of traditional leaders, regional and local authorities in the domestication of the post-2015 agenda, ZimAsset prospective and challenges, resource mobilisation for implementation, research and data revolution as a pillar for implementation as well as ensuring inclusivity and accountability of all actors.

The conference is running under the theme “End Poverty, Inequality and take Global Responsibility”.

It is being organised by the Affirmative Action Group Matabeleland Chapter, Save Matabeleland Coalition and Beyond 2015.

In a statement on Wednesday, organisers of the conference said Zimbabwe had made significant progress in prioritised areas of sustainable development goals, albeit difficult conditions.

The government launched ZimAsset in October 2013 with the intention of saving the economy from crumbling. However, the economic blueprint has not yet, halfway through 2015, brought economic freedom to the country since its inception.