• Zimbabwe
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • African Development Bank (AFDB)
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Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Oct 27, 2021
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
Government of Zimbabwe
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  • Agriculture and Forestry
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 3.57 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 3.93 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ AFDB website

Updated in EWS May 6, 2022

Disclosed by Bank Dec 17, 2021

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Project Description
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According to bank provided information, the Sustainable Enterprise Development for Women and Youth (SEDWY) is Technical Assistance operation designed to provide specific support to Zimbabwean Women and Youth through the development of infrastructure and technology for the production, processing, storage, transport and marketing of fruits and vegetables, dairy production and processing capacitation of small scale and artisanal miners. Estimated at UA 2.75 million for a 4-year period, the project, will cover selected districts in Zimbabwe will be financed by the ADF (UA2.5 million grant) and Republic of Zimbabwe (UA 0.25 million) in kind. The project will also support the implementation of training, advisory and coaching activities for women and youth cooperatives and SMEs. The project targets women and youth in situations of economic vulnerability defined incomes below the total Consumption Poverty Line for Zimbabwe, which stands at about USD 100 per month.


The Project Development Objective is to improve incomes and creation of decent jobs for women and youth in the horticulture, dairy and small-scale mining value chains through capacity development and access to markets. The specific project objectives are to: i) Improve women and youth entrepreneurs’ access to quality business development services and markets in the fruit, vegetable, dairy and artisanal and small-scale mining value chains; ii) Enhance access to demand driven technical and vocational skills to increase employability amongst youth (50% women) in the selected value chains; iii) improve regulation and beneficiation of the artisanal and small -scale mining sector.

Investment Description
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The project will be financed by the ADF (UA2.5 million grant) and Republic of Zimbabwe (UA 0.25 million) in kind.

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