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August 18, 2021

INFORMAL ECONOMY FORMALISATION IN ZIMBABWE UNDER NATIONAL POLICY FRAMEWORK

ZCIEA has been advocating for the recognition of the informal economy since 2017 when the organisation developed 4 Policy position papers which were used as an advocacy tool. During the Launch of the 4 Policy Position paper, ZCIEA made an effort to come up with the informal economy coalition with other informal economy organizations like Bulawayo Vendors and Traders Association (BVTA), Vendors Initiative for Social Economic Transformation (VISET), Women Alliance of Business Association of Zimbabwe (WABAZ) and Zimbabwe Cross Border Traders Association (ZCBTA) to strengthen the voice of Informal economy and influence policy change. The Coalition (Informal Economy Agenda) conducted series of advocacy engagements with policymakers to influence policy change and formalize the informal economy to improve the lives and working conditions of informal workers and traders in Zimbabwe.