ZIMCODD’s Public Resources Management Situational Report for May 2021 is out. The report reviews public resources management in 54 districts across Zimbabwe’s 10 provinces. Information was gathered through ZIMCODD’s Community Resource Monitoring Agents (CORAS) who are resident in the 54 districts. Read on for more information on the state of public resources management in the country.
This report presents an overview of public resource management at a district level from 54 districts across Zimbabwe’s 10 provinces. The data has been collected by ZIMCODD’s Community Resource Monitoring Agents (CORAs) resident in these 54 districts for the period May 2021. CORAs have been capacitated to monitor,document and report the abuse of public resources at district level on a monthly basis. The goal is to enhance citizen agency in public resource monitoring and to promote citizen participation in economic governance.
Driven by the growing corruption,resource leakages,abuses and mismanagement of public resources,let-alone COVID-19 earmarked resources,and the flouting of procurement procedures by public officials, ZIMCODD engaged on this intervention to influence and promote efficient deployment and use of public resources starting from the district level. The motivation also stem from the lack of transparency and accountability in COVID-19 resource mobilisation,allocation and expenditure.The aim is to influence citizen recourse against the apparent abuse of public resources. The initiative seeks to contribute to two main objectives which seek to build citizen agency in public resource monitoring and in particular, COVID-19 resources; and to, promote participation in economic governance at the local level.
Read the full report here (14 MB PDF)