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.