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Government stands guided by the results-oriented approach in policy formulation as seen in the way the Zimbabwe Agenda for Sustainable Socio-Economic Transformation economic blueprint was crafted. This was said on Friday by Small and Medium Enterprises and Co-operative Development Minister Sithembiso Nyoni at a high-level validation workshop on the Africa for Results Initiative in Kariba.

“The results-oriented approach to public affairs is now the guiding principle to our policy formulation and implementation as evidenced by the manner in which Zim-Asset was crafted.

“This therefore serves as a pointer to the Zimbabwe Government’s unwavering commitment to deliver results through results-based management compliant plans, policies and programmes whilst at the same time highlighting the key result areas, goals, objectives as well as incorporating outputs, outcomes and long term impacts within a specific given time frame,” Minister Nyoni said.

She added that governments had to fully utilise their countries’ resources for the betterment of citizens.

“For this initiative to be successful, we should bear in mind that there are prerequisites which act as enablers, namely a robust private sector led economic growth, effective and accountable governments who finance their development from their own revenues generated from own resources ultimately benefiting their people,” she said.

African Development Bank country representative Mr Matias Magala said the meeting was important in identifying how Zimbabwe could deliver on the Africa for Results Initiative.

“Achieving this will depend on our ability to connect results practitioners, develop and identify solutions that will ultimately empower civil servants and development stakeholders to implement activities for change,” Mr Magala said.

The Africa for Results Initiative is an approach by the African Community of Practice to provide tangible results solutions.

The African Community of Practice is a 43-member organisation focusing on results-based management for development.

Source : The Herald