ZIMBABWE REGISTERS SIGNIFICANT PROGRESS IN THE 2021 OPEN BUDGET SURVEY

The International Budget Partnership has released the 2021 Open Budget Survey Results. Zimbabwe has further improved in budget transparency with the country scoring 59 out of 100 in the 2021 International Budget Partnership Open Budget Survey (OBS), up from 49 out of 100 in 2019. The Country now occupies the third position in the Region after South Africa and Benin and number 41 out of 120 countries surveyed in 2021. In the 2019 assessment, Zimbabwe occupied the 6th position in Sub-Saharan Africa. It is important to note that Zimbabwe’s score of 59 is well above the global average score of 45 and the Sub-Saharan Average of 33.