Source(s) of financing ADF: 690789 Government: 56900
Implementing Agency: GOVERNMENT OF ZAMBIA
The overall objective of the project is to strengthen and improve the Government's capacity in economic management. The project involves the provision of facilities for the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development and human resources development in such critical areas as macro-economic management and debt management. The project also includes a component which is geared to improving the capability of the Ministry of Finance and implementing agencies in project evaluation, monitoring and implementation, with focus on Bank Group funded projects in Zambia.
The project has four main components: A. Human Resources Development; B. Technical Assistance; C. Short-term consultancies; D. Office equipment and vehicles; and E. Operating costs.
The proposed project is expected to have a positive impact on the entire economy, as a result of the improved management of the economy and the improved project monitoring and evaluation capability of the Ministry of Finance and implementing agencies.
The Zambian civil service since the late 1970s has been drained of its senior qualified staff, as a result of the deterioration in the conditions and terms of employment. The GRZ has started a civil reform process, but in the meantime there is a need to assist the GRZ in training its mid-level and junior staff in monitoring and evaluating its adjustment programme and its on-going development projects. The proposed project will improve the country's economic management and monitoring of its development programme.