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Zambia

Summary

Sixty percent of Zambia’s 13.2 million people (2010) live in poverty. Inequality is very high and on current trends it will take until 2073 to reduce poverty to 15%. Weak transmission of Zambia’s strong growth to poverty is the central challenge. DFID’s programme includes improving the Government of Zambia’s policies, systems and skills, enabling Zambia to increase its tax take and use its resources to deliver better services. DFID also works to directly address the most off track MDGs, including extreme poverty, gender, maternal mortality, sanitation and hygiene. DFID is also developing a programme to remove the barriers to wealth creation and investment, to create a sustainable future beyond aid. DFID is working with the government and other donors to empower girls and women, in order to make growth more inclusive and tackle inequality. DFID is replacing general budget support with sector budget support for education and targeted financial aid.

Top priorities

  • addressing the most off track MDGs
  • removing barriers to economic development
  • improving the position of poor women and girls

Further resources

DFID Operational Plan for Zambia
Zambia page on GOV.UK website

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Implementing Partners (Beta) AAUK (1) ¦ Cardno Emerging Markets (1) ¦ CARE Canada (1) ¦ Children in Crisis (1) ¦ Columbia University (1) ¦ Commonwealth Pharmacists Association (CPA) (1) ¦ Financial Sector Deepening (1) ¦ Imperial College London (1) ¦ Innovations for Poverty Action (2) ¦ International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) (2) ¦ International Institute for Environment and Development (1) ¦ KAZA Secretariat (1) ¦ Leonard Cheshire Disability (1) ¦ Mary's Meals (1) ¦ Motivation (1) ¦ National University of Ireland Galway (1) ¦ Opportunity International (1) ¦ Railway Children (1) ¦ Royal United Services Institute (1) ¦ School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) (1) ¦ Sense International (1) ¦ Street Child (1) ¦ The Conservation Farming Unit (1) ¦ The Leprosy Mission (1) ¦ Traidcraft Exchange (1) ¦ United Nations University (2) ¦ University of Oxford (1) ¦ Village Water (1) ¦ World Bank (1) ¦ United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) (1) ¦ UNICEF (UK) (1) ¦ United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) (1) ¦ International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) (2) ¦ World Bank, The (3) ¦ Samaritan's Purse UK (1) ¦ Amnesty International (UK) (1) ¦ Orbis Charitable Trust (1) ¦ World Child Cancer (1) ¦ Hope and Homes for Children (1) ¦ Concern Worldwide (1) ¦ Christian Aid (1) ¦ African Revival (1) ¦ Y Care International (1) ¦ Tropical Health and Education Trust (THET) (1) ¦ British Asian Trust (1) ¦ CARE International UK (1) ¦ Oxfam GB (1) ¦ Sightsavers (1) ¦ British Council (1) ¦ British Red Cross (1) ¦ Overseas Development Institute (2) ¦ Tearfund (1) ¦ Catholic Agency For Overseas Development (CAFOD) (1) ¦ WaterAid (1) ¦ Send a Cow (1) ¦ Islamic Relief Worldwide (1) ¦ Womankind Worldwide (1) ¦ Ecorys (1) ¦ AECOM (2) ¦ Farm Africa (1) ¦ Palladium International Ltd (UK) (1) ¦ IMC Worldwide (1) ¦ Crown Agents Limited (4) ¦ PwC (1) ¦ MannionDaniels (1) ¦ Sound Seekers Limited (1) ¦ AgDevCo (1) ¦ Integrity Research and Consultancy Ltd (1) ¦ Mott MacDonald (1) ¦ HelpAge International (1) ¦ DAI Europe (3) ¦ Save the Children UK (1) ¦ Oxford Policy Management (4) ¦ WYG International (2) ¦ Coffey International Development (3) ¦ Integrity Action (1) ¦ Practical Action (2) ¦ Institute of Development Studies (2) ¦ Trócaire (Northern Ireland) (1) ¦ KPMG LLP (1) ¦ University College London (1) ¦ University of Manchester, The (1) ¦ University of Birmingham (1) ¦ Department for International Development (26) ¦ UK - Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) (4) ¦ British Council (1) ¦ Foreign and Commonwealth Office (1) ¦ UK - Foreign & Commonwealth Office (1) ¦ Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs (1) ¦ UK - Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (3) ¦ EMMS International (1) ¦ Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund (SCIAF) (1) ¦ IPE Global Private Limited (1) ¦ Ecorys Nederland B.V. (1) ¦ American Institutes for Research (1) ¦ Development Pathways (1) ¦ Ground Truth Solutions (1) ¦ SolarAid (1) ¦ Sustainability Institute (1) ¦ University of Oxford (1) ¦ University of Sussex (1) ¦ Abt Associates Inc (1) ¦ United States Agency for International Development (USAID) (2) ¦ United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) (1) ¦ World Food Programme (WFP) (1) ¦ Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) (1) ¦ World Health Organization (WHO) (2) ¦

1.91M

Children under five and pregnant women reached through DFID's nutrition-relevant programmes

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source

70K

Children supported by DFID in primary and lower secondary education

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source

20K

Children completing primary education supported by DFID

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source

6.29M

Unique people reached with one or more water, sanitation or hygiene promotion intervention

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source

20K

Births delivered with the help of nurses, midwives or doctors through DFID support

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source

180K

Additional women using modern methods of family planning through DFID support

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source

Sectors

Sectors groups as a percentage of country budgets according to the Development Assistance Committee's classifications.

Budget

Project budget total by year approved at the project level to date.

£104M

2019/2020