Who we are

The Zimbabwe Idai Recovery Project (ZIRP) is a unique partnership between the World Bank and the UN to address the early and medium-term resilient disaster recovery needs of Cyclone Idai-affected communities in Zimbabwe. It marks one of the first-ever integrated engagements with a range of UN agencies under one project umbrella. The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) was designated to manage the $72 million World Bank fund through ZIRP. UNOPS is also implementing the four-year Cyclone Idai Recovery Project (ZIRP) with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), World Health Organization (WHO), and World Food Programme (WFP), IOM, UNFPA and UNESCO, as technical agencies. This “One Project – One Team” approach brings together expertise in each sector to fully deliver the project outcomes for Cyclone Idai recovery.

Our Partners

The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world to reduce poverty and support development. The Bank’s projects support a wide array of investments in such areas as education, health, public administration, infrastructure, financial and private sector development, agriculture, and environmental and natural resource management.

The Food and Agriculture Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger. The goal of FAO is to achieve food security for all and make sure that people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives.

UNICEF promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child, in everything we do. Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere.

UNOPS helps the UN and its partners provide peace and security, humanitarian and development solutions. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve peace and sustainable development. UNOPS has mandate and expertise in infrastructure, procurement, project management, human resources and financial management services. Our partners call on us to improve speed, reduce risks, boost cost-effectiveness and increase quality.

The World Food Programme is the leading humanitarian organization saving lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience.

The World Health Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for international public health. WHO works worldwide to promote health, keep the world safe, and serve the vulnerable. Our goal is to ensure that a billion more people have universal health coverage, to protect a billion more people from health emergencies, and provide a further billion people with better health and well-being.

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) is the leading UN agency in the field of migration which works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane, safe and orderly migration for the benefit of all.

UNFPA is the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency. Our mission is to deliver a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled.


UNESCO was established to respond to the firm belief that political and economic agreements are not enough to build lasting peace. UNESCO contributes to the building of peace, the eradication of poverty, and sustainable development and intercultural dialogue through education, the sciences, culture, communication and information.

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