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Zambia - Joint Assistance Strategy - Review of the Harmonization Process in five Countries
The harmonization process in Zambia started in March 2003 when the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) developed with interested donors (Nordic countries, UK and the World Bank) a framework for Harmonization in Practice (HIP) but now open to all donors.
Many development partners active in Zambia have signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) submitted in April 2004 or indicated interest in participating informally in the HIP initiative along with GRZ which forms the basis of the JASZ. However, not all donors are prepared to support the MoU: one bilateral donor noted that the MoU principle is not compatible with existing rules and regulations of the agency