Poverty Reduction

  • The Technical Facility for Strategic Response to the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) 2012-2015 is aimed at enhancing the attainment of national development results and is implemented by the Ministry of Finance.

  • This project will provide capacity-building support to the small-scale private sector, the associations/chambers, the public institutions and the social stakeholders that operate in the low value minerals and materials sector. The project will enhance the capacities of these entities to increase the sector’s productivity; better manage mining operations; adhere to national and international environmental and health standards; and prevent conflict through effective community relations. The project’s focus on small-scale processing activities will have the greatest impact on local employment generation and sustainable development.

  • The revised Sixth National Development Plan and the 2013 MDG Report highlights that growing income inequality threatens to reverse Zambia’s recent socio-economic gains and hinders progress towards attaining the MDGs by 2015. During the period of economic expansion, Zambia’s Gini co-efficient, which measures income inequality, worsened from 0.60 in 2006 to 0.65 in 2010. This trend demonstrates that growth alone will not address the challenge of persistent income inequality in Zambia. The results of this project will ultimately contribute to the overall objectives outlined in the Industrialisation and Job creation strategy. In this regard, the growth sectors identified in this project are aligned to those targeted through the Industrialisation and Job creation strategy.

  • This programme sets out the Sustainable Resettlement programme for Zambia and the necessary project elements for its implementation. This assistance programme is being developed soon after Zambia experienced a sad consequence of unplanned integration in urban areas, when refugees and migrants who had informally integrated in Lusaka townships for many years, became the subject of attacks on property and persons in a wave of rioting sparked by fears surrounding a series of unresolved ritualistic murders. Forty-eight hours of aggression undid years of informal integration and peaceful coexistence, and over 800 refugees from different countries of origin were relocated from Lusaka back to the two refugee settlements (Meheba and Mayukwayukwa) where they were originally registered. This recent experience highlights the need for actors supporting local integration to make plans that are thoroughly considered, including from a human security perspective and well-coordinated in order to achieve long-term prosperity.

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