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PRP Mid-Term Review, Zimbabwe

Policy Area
DFID Zimbabwe
June - October 2010
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OPM Principal Consultant Sukhwinder Arora was invited by DFID Zimbabwe to join three other team members to undertake the Mid-Term Review of the Zimbabwe Protracted Relief Programme (PRP II). The review examined progress in the first two years of implementation and made recommendations for the next three years of the programme. PRP Phase II (2008–13) aims to reach 2 million people, targeting the poorest and most vulnerable households. Its objectives are to: improve food production; develop, test and deliver social transfers, supporting uptake of self-financed internal saving and lending schemes; improve access to potable drinking water, sanitation and hygiene; promote improved nutrition and income-generating opportunities through household and community-based vegetable gardens; and provide support for Aids-affected households through home-based care packages. Under Phase II, the PRP has become an expanded multi-donor programme (DFID, AusAID, European Commission, Denmark, the Netherlands and Norway and the World Bank) with overall commitments of US$85 million. The programme is coordinated and managed by an internationally recruited contractor (GRM International) and implemented through 23 national and international NGOs and eight technical partners.

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