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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) ¦ Abt Associates Inc (1) ¦ AECOM (2) ¦ African Revival (1) ¦ AgDevCo (1) ¦ American Institutes for Research (1) ¦ Amnesty International (UK) (1) ¦ British Asian Trust (1) ¦ British Council (1) ¦ British Council (1) ¦ British Red Cross (1) ¦ Cardno Emerging Markets (1) ¦ CARE Canada (1) ¦ CARE International UK (1) ¦ Catholic Agency For Overseas Development (CAFOD) (1) ¦ Children in Crisis (1) ¦ Christian Aid (1) ¦ Coffey International Development (3) ¦ Columbia University (1) ¦ Commonwealth Pharmacists Association (CPA) (1) ¦ Concern Worldwide (2) ¦ Crown Agents Limited (4) ¦ DAI Europe (3) ¦ Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs (1) ¦ Department for International Development (28) ¦ Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) (2) ¦ Development Pathways (2) ¦ Ecorys (1) ¦ Ecorys Nederland B.V. (1) ¦ EMMS International (1) ¦ Farm Africa (1) ¦ Financial Sector Deepening (1) ¦ Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) (1) ¦ Foreign and Commonwealth Office (1) ¦ Ground Truth Solutions (1) ¦ HelpAge International (1) ¦ Hope and Homes for Children (1) ¦ IMC Worldwide (1) ¦ Imperial College London (1) ¦ Innovations for Poverty Action (2) ¦ Institute of Development Studies (2) ¦ Integrity Action (1) ¦ Integrity Research and Consultancy Ltd (1) ¦ International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) (2) ¦ International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) (2) ¦ International Institute for Environment and Development (1) ¦ IPE Global Private Limited (1) ¦ Islamic Relief Worldwide (1) ¦ KAZA Secretariat (1) ¦ KPMG LLP (1) ¦ Leonard Cheshire Disability (1) ¦ MannionDaniels (1) ¦ Mary's Meals (1) ¦ Motivation (1) ¦ Mott MacDonald (1) ¦ National University of Ireland Galway (1) ¦ Opportunity International (1) ¦ Orbis Charitable Trust (1) ¦ Overseas Development Institute (2) ¦ Oxfam GB (1) ¦ Oxford Policy Management (4) ¦ Palladium International Ltd (UK) (1) ¦ Practical Action (2) ¦ PwC (1) ¦ Railway Children (1) ¦ Royal United Services Institute (1) ¦ Samaritan's Purse UK (1) ¦ Save the Children UK (1) ¦ School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) (1) ¦ Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund (SCIAF) (1) ¦ Send a Cow (1) ¦ Sense International (1) ¦ Sightsavers (1) ¦ SolarAid (1) ¦ Sound Seekers Limited (1) ¦ Street Child (1) ¦ Sustainability Institute (1) ¦ Tearfund (1) ¦ The Conservation Farming Unit (1) ¦ The Leprosy Mission (1) ¦ Traidcraft Exchange (1) ¦ Trócaire (Northern Ireland) (1) ¦ Tropical Health and Education Trust (THET) (1) ¦ UK - Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (3) ¦ UK - Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) (4) ¦ UK - Foreign & Commonwealth Office (1) ¦ UNICEF (UK) (1) ¦ United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) (1) ¦ United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) (1) ¦ United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) (1) ¦ United Nations University (2) ¦ United States Agency for International Development (USAID) (2) ¦ University College London (1) ¦ University of Birmingham (1) ¦ University of Manchester, The (1) ¦ University of Oxford (1) ¦ University of Oxford (1) ¦ University of Sussex (1) ¦ Village Water (1) ¦ WaterAid (1) ¦ Womankind Worldwide (1) ¦ World Bank (1) ¦ World Bank, The (3) ¦ World Child Cancer (1) ¦ World Food Programme (WFP) (1) ¦ World Health Organization (WHO) (2) ¦ WYG International (2) ¦ Y Care International (1) ¦

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