Zimbabwe

UNDP Helps Fund Zimbabwe’s Biometric Voter Registration Program

UNDP Helps Fund Zimbabwe’s Biometric Voter Registration Program

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission is going ahead with a plan for biometric voter registration for the country’s 2018 elections. The ZEC first announced it was considering the idea near the start of this year, with a spokesperson pointing to examples of biometric polling in Kenya and Ghana. Now, it has secured $50 million in finding…

Senior Economist Calls for Zimbabwe Gov’t to Implement Biometric Payroll

Senior Economist Calls for Zimbabwe Gov’t to Implement Biometric Payroll

A Labour and Economic Development Research Institute of Zimbabwe senior economist, Prosper Chitambara, is advising the government to implement a biometric payroll system. The suggestion was put forward at a National Economic Consultative Forum workshop, and follows up on auditing efforts set in motion last year to assess the salaries in place for government and state-affiliated agencies,…