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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

  • 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.

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Key Facts

Capital: Lusaka
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
Inflation Rate: 7.10%
Crude Birth Rate (per 1000): 42.82%
Human Development Index (rank / 187): 163
Human Development Index (scale 0 to 1): 0.448
Membership Date: 01/09/1966
Cumulative Approvals (1967-2015): UA 1.3 Billion

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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

Resident Representative

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

Ms. Tonia KANDIERO, Director General