What We Do

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) was established in 1965, when two United Nations agencies – the Expanded Programme of Technical Assistance set up in 1949 and the Special Fund set up in 1958 – were merged by decision of the General Assembly. By 1983, UNDP projects were being implemented in 170 countries covering nearly the entire economic and social spectrum – from industry to health, education, economic planning and public administration.

Our Goal

In recent years the UNDP has continued to support the Government of the Republic of Zambia in addressing national challenges in the areas of Democratic & Economic Governance, Environment, Gender, and HIV / AIDS. The programmes being implemented throughout the country together with the Government, the UN Family, Cooperating Partners (CPs), Civil Society Organisations and Communities at the grass root level.

United Nations House

This building houses the UNDP Country office in Zambia. Its situated along Alick Nkhata Road, Lusaka more

Our Stories

UNDP Partners with the community in Mwanjawantu - Life comes back to Ms. Anna Sakala

In the south of Petauke district lies a village called Kaumbwe in Mwanjawantu; 40kms off great east road in Chief Mwanjawantu’s area.  Mwanjawantu residents are dependentmore 

An initiative on diversification of tradable products from protected areas is in the making

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) strategic vision is to help countries meet their sustainable development needs and achieve multiple environmental benefits through an integrated approach. GEFmore 

The Government of Zambia and the UN sing MoU to step up the fight against GBV.
Strengthening the role of adjudicators in handling GBV cases

In 2012 alone close to twelve thousand cases of GBV were reported to the Zambia but, sadly, only approximately 1500 of these made it to themore 

UNDP: Deepening democracy in Zambia through citizen’s active participation

In 2007, the United Nations General Assembly unanimously adopted the Resolution 62/7 declaring 15th September as International Day of Democracy.  The resolution’s preamble defines democracy asmore 

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Projects and Initiatives

  • Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS

    Implemented by the National AIDS Council (NAC) and the Ministry of Health, the United Nations Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS aims to support a nationally-owned, well-coordinated and rights-based multi-sectoral response to HIV&AIDS at all levels in Zambia.more 

  • Low Emission Capacity Building Project

    The aims of the Low Emission Capacity Building (LECB) Project are to develop the capacities (institutional, financial, human, research) required for articulation of a low carbon, climate resilient development pathway. more 

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