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Zambia and the AfDB

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.

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Zambia Economic Outlook

Real GDP growth has continued, at an estimated 4.0% in 2018, compared with 4.1% in 2017. Agriculture output contracted by more than 35% due to a rain shortage in early 2018. Copper production continued to increase by an estimated 4%–4.5% in 2018. Construction also contributed to growth, thanks to public infrastructure projects and investment in commercial buildings and residential housing, towing cement production, which increased at an estimated 10% in 2018.

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Key Facts

Capital: Lusaka
Area: 753,000 sq km
Total Population 2017: 17.2 Million...
Urban Population 2017: 73.50%
Female Population 2017: 49.70%
GDP: US$ 24.2 Billion
GNI Per Capita 2015: US$ 1,500
Inflation Rate: 5.30%
Crude Birth Rate (per 1000): 39.00%
Human Development Index (rank / 188): 139
Human Development Index (scale 0 to 1): 0.579
Membership Date: 01/09/1966
Cumulative Approvals (1967-2016): UA 1.4 Billion

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Zambia Country 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

Country manager

Southern Africa Regional Development and Business Delivery Office

African Development Bank Group
339 Witch-Hazel Avenue
Highveld Ext. 78
Centurion, South Africa

Tel: +27 12 003 6900

Mr Kapil Kapoor, Director General