Zimbabwe

National Assembly

Political system
Presidential-Parliamentary
Structure of parliament
Bicameral
IPU membership
Yes

Administration

Parliamentary and State budget

Legal document(s) specifying parliament’s power over its budget
Other

Notes: Appropriation Act

Responsibility for preparing the proposal for the parliamentary budget
Parliament
Decision-making about the maximum amount of the parliamentary budget
The Executive decides the maximum amount of the budget
Decision-making about the allocation of the parliamentary budget
The Executive can require Parliament to modify the budget allocation
National currency
Zimbabwe Dollar (ZWD)
PPP (Purchasing Power Parity) conversion factor
226.64
(2024)
Parliament’s budget, per year
14,260,000,000 ZWD
(2021)

Notes: 2021 National Budget Statement

Parliament’s budget, per year in PPP
2,683,543,256
(2021)
Offices included in the parliamentary budget
No information available
There is a separate budget for each chamber in a bicameral parliament
No
(2024)
State budget, per year
429,341,300,000 ZWD
(2021)
Proportion of the State budget devoted to parliament, per year
0.033
(2021)

Parliamentary staff

The parliamentary administration is independent from the government
Yes
Parliament has control over the recruitment of parliamentary staff
Yes
There is one or more gender equality policy that applies to the parliamentary administration
Yes
Links to gender equality policies
No information available
Number of staff employed by the parliament (FTE)
208
(2021)
Not applicable. The staff work for the entire parliament.
Yes

Secretary General

Authority that selects the Secretary General
Bureau/Parliamentary board
Chamber/Parliament votes to approve the selection of the Secretary General
Yes
Length of term of the Secretary General
A fixed number of years
Length of the fixed term for the Secretary General (years)
6
Previous occupation of the current Secretary General
Parliamentary staff

Historical data for IPU membership

Historical data for IPU membership
Year IPU membership
2020-09
List of values for 2020-09
No
2019-04
List of values for 2019-04
No
2018-06
List of values for 2018-06
No