To date, ZEPARU has received funding primarily from the African Capacity Building Foundation and the Government of Zimbabwe. Other development partners like the UNDP, AfDB, FAO and COMESA have provided funding through studies commissioned to ZEPARU directly or through supported institutions like the Poverty Reduction Forum and Government Ministries and Departments such as Ministry of Economic Planning and Investment Promotion, Mining and Mining and Mining Development, Small and Medium Scale Enterprises, Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development, among others.