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About UNDP in Zambia

In support of the Government of Zambia, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has embarked on the implementation of a five-year Country Programme Document (CPD) 2016-2020.
UNDP works with the Government and people of Zambia to achieve the Vision 2030, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and implementation of the 7th National Development Plan (7thNDP).
UNDP focuses on areas that have a multiplier effect through a targeted build-up of capacities, policies, the creation of dialogue space, and scalable downstream interventions. Proposed downstream interventions seek to provide platforms for citizen engagement in democratic processes and facilitate access to skills, knowledge and new technologies for increased income generation.

Focus Areas

In view of this, the overall focus for UNDP in Zambia is to support the Government of Zambia to improve lives of the people through the following strategic programmatic areas:

Governance and Gender
Environment & Energy
Poverty Reduction & SDGs (Inclusive Growth)

Key National Statistics


Life expectancy at birth (years)


Expected years of schooling (years)


Real GDP growth rate % (2018)


HIV prevalence rate (%)


GDP (current - US$ billion) 2018


External debt (% of GDP) 2018


Country area coverage (Skm)


Population growth rate % (2017)


Human Development Index (HDR 2018)

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