State and Non-State Welfare Interventions for Cushioning Zimbabwe‘s Urban Poor: Some Critical Insights
Keywords:COVID-19, social security, poverty, urban poverty
This secondary literature-based article explores what state and non-state social welfare programmes target the urban poor. The article interrogates the extent to which interventions bolster obtaining precarious and survivalist livelihoods in the face of COVID-19 impacts, natural climatic shocks and intractable socio-economic challenges. It critiques the robustness of interventions for urban poverty mitigation. Alongside analysing Government of Zimbabwe (GoZ) social protection mechanisms' robustness, the article offers pathways towards social security transformation better marshalling targeting urban poor.