The 2019 ZimVAC Rural Livelihoods Assessment results have been published and are ready to be shared at all levels. The dissemination exercise will be running concurrently with an update. Due to various changes that have happened resulting in shifts in the economy and environment, it has been recommended that we update the 2019 ZimVAC findings through a data collection tool which was shared with key stakeholders in advance and requires latest information from key informants at district level using a focus group approach. District teams are gathering and aggregating all the required data on the template and provincial/national teams are meeting them to validate and collect the data within the districts.


Overall objectives of the ZimVAC 2019 Dissemination and Update

The 2019 RLA results dissemination and Urban Livelihoods Assessment results discussion at provincial and district level is aimed at bringing results to sub-national structures in order to cater for the different levels for policy-making, programme planning and development and implementation. The dissemination will also provide a valuable platform to further discuss the implications of the results, issues/indicators that need to be monitored and provide a feedback mechanism of issues to be considered as priority in planning. A template will also be used to provide an update on the 2019 ZimVAC results on selected thematic areas with the aim to inform short, medium- and long-term interventions that address immediate needs as well as long term needs and are designed to build resilient rural and urban livelihoods. 

The specific objectives are;

  • To describe the current status at district level in terms of access to basic services such as (productive and domestic water situation), markets, prices of livestock and basic commodities.
  • To assess occurrence of diseases in livestock and malnutrition in children under the age of 5 years during the third quarter of 2019.
  • To determine livelihood opportunities currently available for the communities.
  • To determine the coverage of support programmes that aim to alleviate hunger and malnutrition amongst communities.


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The Zimbabwe Vulnerability Assessment Committee (ZimVAC) will be undertaking the 2019 Integrated Rural and Urban Livelihoods Assessment in May. As part of its commitment to conduct assessments in a multi-sectoral and consultative manner, a consultative meeting was held on the 11th of April. The meeting was attended by stakeholders from Government, development partners, academia and food and nutrition experts. The purpose of the meeting was to harness all the necessary input to ensure that the assessments remain relevant and inform stakeholders’ work. 

The Integrated assessment will see the Rural and Urban ZimVAC surveys being undertaken concurrently. Furthermore, the survey will also focus on Early Recovery, zeroing in specifically at the Cyclone Idai affected areas. The findings will facilitate provision of timely and accurate data to enable Government and its Development Partners to implement strategies to save lives.

The Multi-Stakeholder Food and Nutrition Forum is a high level platform which brings together Government, UN, Donors, Development Partners and Civil Society for strategic policy dialogue and coordination on issues of humanitarian concern, among them food and nutrition security issues.

The meeting was held on the 26th of February to facilitate sharing of findings from the ZimVAC 2019 Lean Season Assessment and the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) analysis, provision of updates on current food and nutrition interventions as well as updates from key sectors.