Ministry of Small and Medium Enterprises and Cooperative Development


To be the “nerve’ centre for sustainable, inclusive socio-economic empowerment, growth and development of MSMEs and Cooperatives in Zimbabwe.


To create and maintain an enabling environment that promotes the development and sustainable growth of micro, small and medium enterprises and cooperatives.



To stimulate economic growth, create wealth and employment opportunities and promote sustainable environmental conservation practices among MSMEs and Cooperatives, thereby reducing poverty.




In pursuance of the desire to fulfill its mandate and vision, the Ministry shall be guided by the following Values:


  • Integrity
  • Transparency
  • Efficiency
  • Accountability



Overal Functions

1. Formulate and implement policies for micro, small and medium enterprises and cooperative development.

2. Develop legal and regulatory framework for micro, small and medium enterprises and cooperative development.

3. Promote, coordinate and monitor innovative financing schemes for micro, small and medium enterprises and cooperative development.

4. Provide skill and management training that support entrepreneurship and growth of small business as well as cooperatives.

5. Facilitate linkages between large enterprises, MSMEs and cooperatives.

6. Provide business consultancy services to MSMEs and cooperatives.

7. Ensure that infrastructural facilities are provided for MSMEs and cooperatives.

8. Research into investment and marketing opportunities for MSMEs and cooperatives.

9. Develop and maintain a data bank of MSMEs and Cooperatives.

10. Administer the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Fund.

11. Liaise with and coordinate sector Ministries involved in the promotion of MSMEs and cooperatives.

12. Provide technical designing and production services to MSMEs &Cooperatives.

13. Legal advice

14. Human Resources Management & Development services

15. Provide Financial and Administrative Services


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