Research and Advocacy

Civil Society National Indicative Programme Monitoring and Advocacy

The Civil Society’s National Indicative Programme Monitoring and Advocacy is a programme implemented by five partner organisation under the lead of NANGO. This program seeks to strengthen CSO watchdog role by significantly contributing towards improved public accountability, transparency and effective development outcomes of the EU funded National Indicative Programme (NIP) in Zimbabwe. The project partners seek to strengthen their watchdog role in the implementation of NIP in areas of governance and institution building, health and agriculture for improved, accountable and effective development outcomes as well as sustainability. One of the specific objectives of the NIP program is to contribute to the improvement of the health, agriculture and governance outcomes for the population of Zimbabwe. This objective can be intensified through CSOs obtaining information by monitoring and evaluating the outcomes of the NIP interventions at all levels. As part policy dialogues and spaces, the program seeks to facilitate dialogues and discussions with CSO in the sectors of health to assess the progress in achieving the thrusts and targets of the NIP to effectively influence public demand for state public accountability. Thus, CSOs play a pivotal role in the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of actions and results of NIP.

SRHR Friendly Budgeting and Policing

This project has been key in deepening policy advocacy to ensure increased access to comprehensive SRHR services among Key Populations via engaging policy makers, the media and mobilizing communities as change agents. The project seeks to address the legal, economic, infrastructural, geographical and socio-cultural barriers to accessing SRH services and rights via advocacy for SRHR-friendly policies. Improving access will help drive down the rates of maternal mortality, illegal abortion, home births, unmet need for contraceptives and sexuality counselling, HIV and early marriage. Through this project, ZAN has invested in strengthening the platforms for local authorities and central government to work with CSOs to positively enhance development impact and promote participatory pro-SRHR budget planning and implementation for improved service delivery. ZAN continues to coordinate civil society to advance strong pro-SRHR policy goals through policy monitoring and review, dialogue and engagement with policy makers. This is to ensure the central government and three local authorities increase resource allocations for comprehensive reproductive health and for health services targeting KPs and other marginalised groups. In addition, this advocacy thrust review related policies and recommend realignment to ensure they are responsive to KPs and vulnerable groups such as PWD, YGs and SWs to increase availability and uptake of SRHR services.