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|
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