This report presents the findings of a study conducted in Harare, Zimbabwe on Activity Patterns, Transport and Policies for the Urban Poor. The principal aim of the study was to ascertain the ways in which transport influences how well other sectors operate and deliver benefits which contribute to sustainable livelihoods of the urban poor. The study initially looked at three sectors, namely, health, education and employment. Following the initial investigation, the study then focused on the employment sector as the priority concern of low income urban communities.
The report is divided into 5 sections. This introductory section puts the study into context by giving a background of the country and city of Harare. The second section spells out the methodology and describes the six sites studied. Section 3 briefly covers the training and capacity building that resulted
from conducting the study. Study findings are presented in Section 4, which has three subsections. The first subsection looks at policies in the three sectors of health, education and employment. The second subsection briefly describes the current position regarding the provision of transport in respect of the three sectors. The last subsection discusses the findings of the research conducted. Finally, Section 5 rounds off the study by summarising the study constraints and lessons learned, drawing conclusions and the
Mbara, T.C. Final country report: activity patterns, transport and policies for the urban poor in Harare, Zimbabwe. (2002)