Who We Are
The Zimbabwe Coalition on Debt and Development (ZIMCODD) is a socio-economic justice coalition established in February 2000 to facilitate citizens` involvement in making public policy more pro-people and pro-poor. ZIMCODD views indebtedness, the unfair global trade regime and lack of democratic people-centred economic governance as root causes of the socio-economic crises in Zimbabwe and the world at large. Drawing from community-based livelihood experiences of its membership, ZIMCODD implements programmes aimed at delivering the following objectives:
• To raise the level of economic literacy among ZIMCODD members to ensure the participation of grassroots and marginalised communities in national governance processes.
• To facilitate research, lobbying and advocacy in order to influence and promote policy change.
• To formulate credible and sustainable economic and social policy alternatives.
• To develop a national coalition and facilitate the building of a vibrant movement for social and economic justice.
ZIMCODD is a member of regional and international networks working on social and economic justice. In the SADC region, it is the Host of the Permanent Secretariat of the Southern African People`s Solidarity Network (SAPSN) from January 2019, whose focus is to support the development of alternatives to the current corporate led globalization with a negative impact on national and regional policies. ZIMCODD is also host to the Zimbabwe Social Forum (ZSF) aiming to develop a vibrant space for reflective thinking, democratic debate, formulation and exchange of alternative ideas in Zimbabwe and beyond.