Information provision and communication is critical for multi-stakeholder participation in decision making. ZERO values the role of information and communication in stimulating debate and influencing policy. In this regard ZERO developed a publications unit which is a key wing in its advocacy activities. The publications unit has published several working/discussion papers, books, special papers, reports, training manuals and newsletters.

ZERO's publications attempts to trigger debate and to foster serious attention to the research and policy matters that needs to be addressed in the southern African region. They are essentially useful to policy makers, researchers and research institutions, politicians and legislators, NGOs and other interested individuals.