Zimbabwe - Youth and Tourism Enhancement Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 18 Dec 2013
Signature Date 22 Jan 2014
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2017
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Jun 2017
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Social
DAC Sector Code 11330
Commitment U.A 2,700,000
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Youth and Tourism Promotion Project (YTEP) is designed to expand young people's access to employment and finance to promote entrepreneurship and the development of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs), with a particular focus on tourism. More specifically, the operation should build the capacity of key ministries and key stakeholders working to promote youth employment. In addition, it will contribute to the implementation of the Bank's 2013-2022 Strategy, supporting skills development, private sector development, gender equality and fragile state development. The total cost of the project is estimated at UA 3.02 million. Its components are as follows; (i) upgrading youth skills and improving their access to information and finance (UA 0.9 million); (ii) creating an environment conducive to the development of tourism and youth enterprises; and (iii) support for project management.

Project Objectives

The objective of the project is to contribute to the reduction of poverty and youth unemployment, by creating a more conducive environment for the promotion of youth and tourism.


The direct beneficiaries of the project will be mainly: (i) potential unemployed young employers from all 72 districts of the country, including women, who will be trained in business administration and entrepreneurship, and who will have access to information on the employment and financing of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs); (ii) selected ministries for youth, SMEs and tourism, whose capacity and access to information will be strengthened to improve policy and strategy development. Indirect beneficiaries include all stakeholders in the tourism sector, who will benefit from a more enabling environment.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Ministère des Finances et du Développement économique


IATI identifier 46002-P-ZW-IE0-002
Last Update 11 Jul 2020


Contact Details

Name BESONG Raymond Eyoh
Email r.besong@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Zimbabwe