Establishing a Research and Policy Coordination Unit in Zimbabwe’s Ministry of Youth, Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment
This case study looks at research evidence and youth policy in Zimbabwe.
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There is growing recognition of the crucial role of research and evidence in supporting the development and implementation of policies for youth in Zimbabwe. However, other challenges remain. These include: difficulties in influencing high-level decision makers; mismatch between data collection and use; and some capacity constraints at the operational level. A new Research and Policy Coordination Unit in the country’s Ministry of Youth, Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment is aiming to address some of these gaps.