Since 1971, the Bank has committed more than US $1 billion to Zambia through mainly support towards public sector infrastructure projects in agriculture, industry, water and sanitation, energy, social sector (education and health), transport and multi-sector (primarily general budget support). The predominant financing modalities are project loans/grants.
- Although the next twelve months look more promising, Zambia faced economic challenges in 2016 following another year of low copper prices and crippling electricity supply deficits affecting economic activity.
- The new government took office in September 2016 and has started implementing its economic reform programme that aspires to expand growth and restore budget credibility while reducing the fiscal deficit.
- Job creation guided by an Industrialisation Strategy is a key priority of the government as Zambia still retains a low formal employment base of just 11% of total employment.
|Area:||753,000 sq km|
|Total Population 2017:||17.2 Million|
|Urban Population 2017:||73.50%|
|Female Population 2017:||49.70%|
|GDP:||US$ 24.2 Billion|
|GNI Per Capita 2015:||US$ 1,500|
|Crude Birth Rate (per 1000):||39.00%|
|Human Development Index (rank / 188):||139|
|Human Development Index (scale 0 to 1):||0.579|
|Cumulative Approvals (1967-2016):||UA 1.4 Billion|
|P-ZM-IAD-002|| EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA (ESDA-NMRM) - NATURAL MINERAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT ||OngoingOnGo|
|P-ZM-AAF-002|| AQUACULTURE ENTERPRISE DEV. PROJECT ||OngoingOnGo|
- 22/09/2017 - AfDB, AU, UN agencies pledge more action for Africa’s industrial transformation
- 22/09/2017 - The Third Industrial Development Decade for Africa: From political commitment to actions on the ground
- 11/08/2017 - Zambia approves Learning Assessments Systems Evaluation Framework developed by ADEA and NALA
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