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Zimbabwe has appealed for assistance after declaring floods a national disaster. Almost 250 people have been killed and about 2,000 people have been left homeless, with around 900 people displaced to a camp in Tsholostho in Matabeleland North. Much of the heavy rains received over the past month can be attributed to Tropical Cyclone DINEO, which crossed southern and western Zimbabwe as a powerful storm system in mid-February. Special Cabinet Committee has raised $14.5 million of the $100 million required to repair extensive infrastructure damage, including to roads, bridges, schools and clinics. Assessments are ongoing as humanitarian partners consider redirecting the current drought response as well as mobilizing additional
resources. Multi-sectoral life-saving response activities are ongoing in the worst affected districts. Rains are expected to continue until April.
 
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The Zimbabwe Agenda for Socio-economic Transformation (Zim Asset) 2013-2018 lays a foundation for its long-term development aspirations that seek to achieve sustainable development and social equity anchored on indigenisation, empowerment and job creation. Demographic change has implications for the realisation of these ambitions. This study set out to analyse the population dynamics and age-structure changes in Zimbabwe in the medium to long-term and the implications these will have on the ability of the country to maximise its Demographic Dividend (DD). The demographic dividend refers to the temporary economic benefit that can arise from a significant increase in the ratio of working-age adults relative to young dependents that results from fertility decline - if this change is accompanied by sustained investments in education and skills development, health, job creation and good governance. The DD paradigm offers a framework that is congruent with the needs of Zimbabwe’s long-term development aspirations as well as the global post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) agenda.
 

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UNFPA Zimbabwe County Office Programme Brochure 

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H4+ Zimbabwe Country Programme Brochure 

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This Booklet, based on the findings of the National Teenage Fertility Study:
• Presents the current status of adolescent pregnancy in Zimbabwe
• Explains the drivers and psycho-social, economic, development and health costs of adolescent pregnancy
• Offers recommendations for addressing adolescent pregnancy and leveraging demographic dividend in promoting socio-economic growth
 
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The National Study on Adolescent Fertility was conducted to have a better understanding of adolescent
pregnancy, which is on the increase. The objectives of the study were to: (i) assess the level of adolescent
pregnancies in Zimbabwe; (ii) assess the factors significantly contributing towards adolescent pregnancy in
Zimbabwe; (iii) establish the consequences of adolescent pregnancy; and (iv) to provide recommendations for
future programming on reducing adolescent fertility in Zimbabwe.
 
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When a girl reaches age 10, her world changes. 

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This booklet contains real stories of change from teeange girls in Zimbabwe who have been assisted in various ways through UNFPA's Sista2Sista Clubs, a unique girl's empowerment programme launched in September 2013, designed to create safe spaces for mentoring vulnerable adolescent girls, a space where they can speak with mentors and each other about their problems and receive information, counselling and support. 
 
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Fact sheet on Maternal Health from the Zimbabwe Demographic and Health Survey 2015 preliminary findings report

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Fact sheet on Family Planning from the Zimbabwe Demographic and Health Survey 2015 preliminary findings report

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