Since 1971, the Bank has committed more than US $1 billion to Zambia through mainly support towards public sector infrastructure projects in agriculture, industry, water and sanitation, energy, social sector (education and health), transport and multi-sector (primarily general budget support). The predominant financing modalities are project loans/grants.
- Zambia is facing its worst economic crisis in more than ten years, with falling copper prices, pressure on the government’s operating and investment budget, and electricity-supply shortages affecting the real economy.
- For Zambia’s national elections in 2016, the Constitutional Amendment Act has set the date at 11 August and introduced a 50% +1 requirement for winning the election, as well as a presidential running mate.
- In 2015, urban growth continued at an estimated rate of 42% as people moved to towns in search of jobs and opportunities.
|Area:||753,000 sq km|
|Total Population 2015:||14.5 Million|
|Urban Population 2015:||40.03%|
|Female Population 2015:||50.12%|
|GDP:||US$ 25.6 Billion|
|GNI Per Capita 2015:||US$ 1,350|
|Crude Birth Rate (per 1000):||42.82%|
|Human Development Index (rank / 187):||163|
|Human Development Index (scale 0 to 1):||0.448|
|Cumulative Approvals (1967-2015):||UA 1.3 Billion|
- 18/11/2016 - AfDB Board approves US $135 million for Zambia’s Small Towns Water and Sanitation Program
- 09/11/2016 - The African Water Facility supports improved smallholder farmers resilience to climate change through irrigation upscaling
- 04/11/2016 - AfDB to launch “Feed Africa” Strategy in Southern Africa with regional workshop in Zambia
Zambia field office
African Development Bank Group
Banc ABC House, 746 Church Road
Cathedral Hill, PO Box 51449
Ridgeway, Lusaka, ZAMBIA
Tel: (260) 211 257868/69/74
Fax: (260) 211 257872
Mr. Damoni KITABIRE