UNICEF Zimbabwe and ZIMSTAT Launch Provincial and District Data Profiles Nationwide

The data profiles serve as a cornerstone for evidence-based decision-making across Government ministries, local authorities, development partners, and the broader Zimbabwean population.

19 April 2024
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Harare, Zimbabwe, 17 April 2024 – UNICEF Zimbabwe and ZIMSTAT announce the rollout of the recently launched Provincial and District Data Profiles derived from the comprehensive analysis of the 2022 Population and Housing Census. The rollout commences with Manicaland during tomorrow's Independence celebrations and Bulawayo at the upcoming Zimbabwe Trade Fair next week.

Aligned with the National Development Strategy 1 (NDS1), the Devolution Agenda, and Vision 2030, these data profiles encapsulate demographic, social, and economic characteristics, offering vital geographically disaggregated data for policymakers. They highlight child indicators across key themes and illustrate spatial deprivation and progress from 2012 to 2022 using maps.

At the launch, the Deputy Minister of Finance, David Mnangagwa, highlighted the importance of disseminating this critical data widely to enable key populations to use it for evidence-based decision-making.

He said it is a public resource that should be accessible to all citizens, researchers, policymakers and organisations and collaboration: "The census results belong to the people. They are a public resource that should be accessible to all citizens, researchers, policymakers, and organisations. We envision a transparent and dissemination process that encourages dialogue, collaboration, and informed discussions on matters that shape our nation’s future.”

These data profiles help in better policy-making and programming, particularly in social sectors, that positively impact the lives of women and children in the country.

"The disaggregated insights in these data profiles enable us to pinpoint areas of greatest need, ensuring interventions have maximum impact," stated UNICEF Representative ad interim Dr Nicholas Alipui. "They illuminate equity gaps in education, health, nutrition, WASH, child protection, and social services, enabling targeted interventions to reach every child."

The data profiles serve as a cornerstone for evidence-based decision-making across Government ministries, local authorities, development partners, and the broader Zimbabwean population.

"The knowledge from this analysis will inform tailored policies and interventions," remarked ZIMSTAT's Acting Director General, Mr Aluwisio Mukavhi. "We anticipate these efforts will translate into tangible improvements in community well-being."

UNICEF and ZIMSTAT will disseminate the data profiles across all ten provinces to ensure accessibility and usability.

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For more information, contact:

Yves Willemot, Chief Communications, UNICEF Zimbabwe; ywillemot@unicef.org, +263 77 212 4268

Mercy Chidemo, PR and Communications Manager, ZIMSTAT; chidemom@zimstat.co.zw, +263 772 391 662

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UNICEF Zimbabwe
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