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Multiple Indicator Cluster Suvery 2014: Final report

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Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency (ZIMSTAT)
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Harare:Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency (ZIMSTAT), 2015

This report is based on the Zimbabwe Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS), conducted in 2014 by the Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency (ZIMSTAT). The survey is designed to provide statistically sound and internationally comparable data essential for developing evidence-based policies and programmes and for monitoring progress towards national goals and global commitments. Among these global commitments are those emanating from the World Fit for Children Declaration and Plan of Action, the goals of the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on HIV/AIDS, the Education for All Declaration and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). There is evidence of growing confidence and improvement in the economy over the last few years. The Gross Domestic Product3 grew at 11 percent and five percent in 2012 and 2013, respectively. Despite promising developments in the country’s economic sphere, there are challenges that still remain to achieve sufficient recovery to enable effective rehabilitation of social and health services that had been undermined by years of economic decline and stagnation. One of the major concerns that the country is facing is the issue of low levels of formal employment (11 percent4) which adversely affect the capacity of most households and individuals to afford basic commodities including health care services. This does not only directly impact on individuals but it also shrinks the tax base for