In partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) the Zambian Government has launched a Rapid COVID-19 Business Survey whose objective is to provide comprehensive and evidence-based data about the socio-economic situation of micro, small, medium-sized and large enterprises affected by the COVID -19 crisis in Zambia.
Lusaka, 13th December 2019 – UNDP Zambia Country Office has launched the Global UNDP 2019 Human Development Report titled “Beyond income, beyond averages, beyond today: inequalities in human development in the 21st century.” According to the UNDP Resident Representative Lionel Laurens, Zambia has made commendable progress over the past decades from 1990 (date of the first Human Development Report) to 2018. He said during the launch that, “Zambia’s life expectancy at birth increased by more than 14 years (63,5/49,2), while the average years of schooling increased by nearly 5 years with an HDI value for 2018 being 0.591—which put the country in the medium human development category—positioning it at 143 out of 189 countries and territories”. This year’s report is the first in a new generation of HDRs for UNDP, pushing the boundaries as part of #NextGenUNDP to accelerate thought leadership, drive conversation on the future of development, and in doing so, advance progress towards the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). which pioneers a more precise way to measure countries’ socioeconomic progress, says that just as the gap in basic living standards is narrowing, with an unprecedented number of people escaping poverty, hunger and disease, the necessities to thrive have evolved. New inequalities are becoming more pronounced, particularly around tertiary education, and the seismic effects of technology and the climate crisis.
UNDP Zambia Newsletter , Issue No. 2 , 2019
Lusaka, 12th May 2020 – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with The United Nations Volunteers, the Zambian Government and the National Youth Development Council have kick-started a 3-month mass community outreach campaign through the deployment of youth volunteers for door-to-door sensitization as part of a UN-wide support to Zambia to strengthen community preparedness and response to get the number of COVID-19 cases down to zero.
UNDP with funding from the Government of Japan recently installed solar systems at the health centres located in Mayukwayukwa and Meheba resettlement schemes at a total cost of USD57,000.00. These solar systems allow these health centers now to operate as Outpatient Departments (OPD) for 24 hours a day.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has called for strengthened partnerships in ensuring that girls have access to the use of ICTs as tools for achieving their individual goals, but also as opportunities to stimulate many girls to become critical thinkers and creators of the technologies which are important to address the most pressing issues faced today.
Participants at a workshop held by the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resource (Department of Climate Change and Natural Resources Management) through the BIOFIN Zambia Project Team have recommended to develop an implementation plan for the National Green Finance Policy, which is being proposed for establishment together with Green Bond Guidelines which will be spearheaded by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the listing rules which will be led by the Lusaka Securities exchange (LuSE)

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54.4%

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