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Evaluation Assignments

Empretec Zimbabwe has undertaken the following missions:

Evaluation of an enterprise, funding and entrepreneurship services provider in Zimbabwe – Austrian Aid contract

Evaluation of the Ethiopian Business Development Centre – UNDP contract          

Evaluation of a youth economic empowerment initiative in Zimbabwe – IYF

Other Results

Contributed to creating an entrepreneurial culture in the country by engaging in an active campaign attracting more than 60 000 Zimbabwean entrepreneurs.

Trained over 100 000 entrepreneurs (53% women) including some of Zimbabwe’s leading entrepreneurs of the past and present decades.

Positively impacted the lives of over 250 000 people through its rural focused initiatives.

Contributed to private sector development by assisting entrepreneurs to create and/or expand their businesses thereby creating over 50 000 new and permanent jobs.

Developed and helped expand over 80 000 SMEs.

Lead UNDP/UNCTAD Consultant in the setting up of other Empretec centres in other countries, namely Namibia, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia and back stopping support to Empretec South Africa, The Gambia and other ESOs/BSOs in Kenya and Malawi.

Built a reputation for Excellence as confirmed by the companies interviewed by the World Bank mission of 1995.

Empretec has trained some of Zimbabwe’s most illustrious entrepreneurs.

Engendered its programs and has continued to offer such programmes in a deliberate effort to improve the plight of women, youths and other disadvantaged groups in society.

Technical Advisory, Consultancies and Programme Design

2021 to Date

Implementing the Opportunities for Youth project in three districts in Zimbabwe. A partnership with SNV and funding from the Sweden

2019 to 2020

Designing, writing and implementing a project for UNDP under the Spotlight Initiative on the Economic Empowerment of Women with specific focus on women that are vulnerable to sexual and gender based violence, harmful practices and sexual and reproductive health rights

Sept 2019 to date

Co-Designing, writing and implementing a proposal on MSMEs Competitiveness (SCOPE4IVC) in specific value chains – EU funded


Capacity strengthening The Gambia Incubator and Accelerator run by The Gambia Investment Authority under the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Job Creation set up to support start – up enterprises with a range of services.

September 2017

Design and implementation of a European Union funded project on Enterprise Development with special focus on women, youth and farmers in Gokwe South. The project has set up an incubator to support start – up and scale up enterprises

Oct 2018

Capacity strengthening of a Nigerian ESO/BSO

June to Nov 2018

Capacity strengthening of a Gambian ESO/BSO

Nov 2018

 ILO supported Green Business Project working with other ESOs in Zimbabwe

Sept 2017

Design of a European Union funded four year, project in partnership with WHH, a project on Enterprise Development targeting youth and farmers in Gokwe South, Zimbabwe. This project is currently being implemented and one of the outputs is to strengthen the capacity of local Community Based organisations that are ESOs to rural based entrepreneurs.

June to July 2017

Support towards the setting up of a BDS Service Provider in Kenya – UNCTAD Contract


Partnered the African Foundation for Development (AFFORD), a United Kingdom based organisation working with African Diaspora in four countries in a three year project in Africa. Empretec’s role is to give business and entrepreneurial services to the Diaspora investors while supporting the Entrepreneurship Support Organisations in Sierra Leone, Rwanda and Nigeria. The project is funded by DFID through Comic Relief.

Sept 2016

Evaluation of Master Trainers in Entrepreneurship, Ethiopia. Conducted Training of Trainers Workshops

August 2016

Evaluator of the Entrepreneurship Development Centre Trainers, GEIPA: The Gambia – UNDP Project

May to Jul 2016

UNDP Ethiopia – Design of a Women Economic Empowerment Programme. Worked with several Government Ministries and various stakeholders in the design of the project


Enterprise Development Consultant in a partnership with Plan International in a youth and women project being implemented in three Masvingo districts in Zimbabwe. Empretec developed customised training material working with government ministries and business support organisations in the province.


Consultant for Business Development Services in an IRDC funded three country (Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe) project working with aflatoxins in the maize and fish values


Consultant in training and follow up counselling services in a SIDA funded Care International Youth Entrepreneurship Programme (YEP). Designed and developed training material


USAID funded IYF project on Young Entrepreneurs. Designed appropriate interventions including training material

2011 to 2012

GRM-PRP (DFID funded) programme in Matebeleland South Province on Improving Livelihoods through rural enterprise development with special targets being women and young people

2011 to 2012

UN Women funded project on Access to Markets for Women in the arts & craft sector – Masvingo, Manicaland and Matebeleland. Worked to build the capacity of ESOs in the three provinces.

Hivos main budgetary support from the year 1999 supporting the Bulawayo office initially then both offices by 2003.

SNV supported Empretec Zimbabwe in coming up with an Impact assessment study for the organisation, a strategy document and in putting together a sustainability strategy for Empretec Zimbabwe in preparation for the departure of the main donor.

Contracted by SNV to carry out a district study on Business Development Support to Community Based Enterprises in Hwange, Matebeleland North – A national action plan program for Orphans & Vulnerable Children. The overall objective of the mapping study was to identify and profile key economic activities in Hwange District so that they can be nurtured to support OVC.

Worked with the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) on a nationwide Culture Fund stakeholder capacity building workshops for the Culture Sector in 2009.

ILO budget support to Ministry of Small & medium enterprises, Empretec Zimbabwe as the lead consultant in an SME Mapping Exercise.

ILO on the Impact of HIV & Aids on the SME sector study where Empretec was lead consultant.

Kellogg Foundation support for documentation & packaging of leadership and entrepreneurship success cases in Zimbabwe and use of such cases to develop & grow small scale farmers.

Worked with the regional IDEAA project to support Agricultural entrepreneurship training for beneficiaries and capacity building for staff in terms of understanding entrepreneurship for interfacing with beneficiaries.

In 2003-2004, CIDA supported Empretec Zimbabwe with a Gender mainstreaming program to economically empower women and strengthen their participation and involvement in the mainstream economic activities of the country.

DANIDA provided budget support to Empretec Zimbabwe for 4 years. Partnership enabled Empretec Zimbabwe to deliver on its mandate of growing and developing entrepreneurs of international repute.

Successfully engaged the private sector and received funding from, among others, the following corporates: Barclays Bank, Kingdom Financial Holdings, Stanbic Bank, CBZ Bank, Delta Corporation, Old Mutual, OK Zimbabwe, Nissan and some Empretecos businesses, in order to ensure that EMPRETEC Zimbabwe trainees had access to real world expertise and examples of successful and sustainable enterprise development.