Activities in Zambia

Overview & key elements of interventions

  • The African Development Bank Group commenced operations in Zambia in 1971.
  • It has invested over USD 1 billion on concessionary terms in all sectors of the country’s economy.
  • In the water and sanitation sector, the Bank has to-date financed 12 operations for close to USD 341 million.
  • The ongoing operations in the water and sanitation sector fully comply with Zambia’s National Long Term Vision 2030, with its Medium Term Plan and the Bank’s Medium Term Strategy.
  • The Bank’s current portfolio in the water and sanitation sector includes a) National Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Program b) Nkana Water Supply and Sanitation Project and c) African Water Facility financed Development of Operational Guidelines for Investments in Multi-purpose Small Dams 
    • Past completed flagship projects in the water and sanitation sector financed by the Bank include:
    • The Central Province Eight Centres Water Supply and Sanitation Project
    • The Central Province Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project
    • The Lusaka Water Supply and Rehabilitation Project phase I and II
    • The Kitwe Water Supply and Sanitation Project phase I
    In line with the Bank’s 2008-2012 Medium Term Strategy and Zambia’s Vision 2030 and Medium Term Development Framework Policy, it is anticipated that the Bank will continue to be a key development partner in the Zambian water and sanitation sector.

Ongoing projects

Nkana Water Supply and Sanitation Project (USD 57 million): The objective of the project is to improve access to water supply and sanitation services to the populations of Kitwe, Kalulushi and Chambishi Towns by rehabilitating and extending water supply and sanitation systems in the three urban areas. In particular, the urban poor shall also benefit from the improved services. There will also be increased awareness of proper sanitation and hygiene, as well as improved management of the services through strengthened institutions. Target population is 467,000 persons
National Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Program (USD 24 million): The program supports 12 Districts in Northern and 3 Districts in Luapula Provinces within the context of the Government of Zambia’s National Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Program. The aim of the project is to improve health and quality of life of the Zambian people through provision of sustainable access to water supply and sanitation in rural areas so as to contribute towards poverty alleviation of the rural population and achievement of MDGs for water and sanitation in Zambia. This intervention will improve access to water supply to 631,250 persons.
Development of Operational Guidelines for Investments in Multi-purpose Small Dams (Euro 950,000): The objective of the Project is to upgrade and carry out field testing of national guidelines for community driven planning, design and implementation of multi-purpose small dams in Zambia. Such guidelines are essential to effectively guide Government in engaging with external support partners to accelerate the investments in multi-purpose small dams for improved water security in the country. Thus the project will add significant value to the strategic up-scaling of dam development and contribute to the attainment of the MDG goals and the ambitions of the Africa Water Vision. The project also involves direct investments in connection with the field testing of the guidelines that will include rehabilitation and rehabilitation of three existing dams and construction of one new small dam directly benefitting some 40,000 people.  

Latest update May 2013

 

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During 2014, the Bank Group approved operations in the water supply and sanitation sector amounting to US$ 390 million, including special funds transactions.

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