Beyond the Disability Ten Point Plan: Unlocking the Fiscus for Women and Disability Rights in Zimbabwe

Fiscal Robot Model Initiative

During the 2021 pre-budget consultations conducted by the parliamentary portfolio committee on budgets, ICOD Zimbabwe in consultation with women and girls with disabilities; and representatives from Disabled Persons Organisations developed the Disability Ten Point Plan – Priority Paper for the 2021 National Budget. This Disability Ten Point Plan provided the key budgetary aspirations and inclusive development trajectory that women and girls with disabilities contributed, in a bid to make the 2021 National Budget gender-sensitive and disability-inclusive. ICOD Zimbabwe applauds the parliamentary portfolio committee on budgets and the treasury for adopting 60% of the key asks enunciated in the Disability Ten Point Plan, which is a commendable stride. 

Following up this positive development, ICOD Zimbabwe is launching the Fiscal Robot: a model that was deduced from the Public Social Accountability Monitoring mechanisms and approaches to track the 2021 national budget and beyond. This development was informed by the realisation that the national budget plays a pivotal role in ensuring progressive realisation and enjoyment of rights by women and women with disabilities. This concept provides in-depth insight into the various tools, mechanisms and methodologies that ICOD Zimbabwe will employ in conducting Budget Monitoring and Expenditure Tracking going forward. For this Fiscal Robot Model (FRM) to be effective, there is need for community engagement and capacity building as well as multi-stakeholder approach with technical and financial partners thus ICOD Zimbabwe is looking forward to fruitful collaborations with key stakeholders and partners in operationalizing this Fiscal Robot Model.

Read about the model here (627KB PDF)

Source: Institute for Community Development in Zimbabwe Trust