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The Political Economy of the Zimbabwe’s National AIDS Trust Fund (Draft)



Zimbabwe has been credited by many observers for having its own dedicated resources to deal with the HIV and AIDS epidemic. Most significant of these resources has been the National AIDS Trust Fund (NAFT). Money for the Fund is acquired primarily from taxes on formal sector workers and their employers. This paper analyses the political economy of the National AIDS Trust Fund, its origins, its impacts on the society and responses by various sectors of the country during its implementation. The governance of the NATF is a critical factor in the Zimbabwean context and this will be the key focus of this paper.