Currency: Zambian kwacha (ZMW)

Timezone: Central Africa Time (UTC+2)

Zambia is a Southern Africa country sharing its border with the Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Angola, and Namibia. The country’s population is approximately 18 million people comprising over 72 ethnic groups, including Bemba,Tonga, Chewa, Lozi, and Nsenga. The major languages spoken by the people include English, Bemba, Nyanja, Lozi, Tonga, Luvale, Lunda, and Kaonde. The country has a tropical climate, and the terrain consists of plateaus, hills, and mountains. The Kafue National Park, which is home to various wildlife species, is one of the country’s major tourist attractions.

Zambia is the second-largest producer of copper in Africa, and it accounts for 60% of the country’s exports. Other sources of foreign exchange include Copper, Cobalt, Tobacco, Flowers, and Cotton. Politically, the country operates a presidential republic system of government which is administratively divided into 10 provinces including Lusaka —the capital. The major challenges facing the country include extreme poverty, high unemployment levels, and high debt burden, which is currently over 60 percent of GDP.

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National Financial Inclusion Strategy II 2024-2028

Ministry of Finance and National Planning

The National Financial Inclusion Strategy II (2024-2028) outlines strategic objectives aimed at achieving its vision. These objectives include ensuring universal access to affordable and regular usage of various financial products and services, improving the quality...

Zambia 2024 Finance

Zambia Eighth National Development Plan 2022-2026

The Eighth National Development Plan (8NDP) outlines Zambia’s developmental priorities and implementation strategies for 2022 to 2026, succeeding the Seventh National Development Plan (7NDP) in the nation’s journey towards achieving the Vision 2030 of becoming...

Zambia 2022 National Development

The Food and Nutrition Bill, 2020

Ministry of Agriculture, Zambia

An Act to provide for the implementation of a national food and nutrition programme; continue the existence of the National Food and Nutrition Commission and re-define its functions; establish the Board of the Commission and...

Zambia 2020 Agriculture and Rural Development

The National Forensic Bill, 2020

Ministry of Health, Zambia

An Act to regulate the practice of forensic science and forensic pathology and provide for the licensing of forensic service providers; establish the National Forensic Authority and provide for its functions; establish the Board of...

Zambia 2020 Health

The Patents and Companies Registration Agency Bill, 2020

Ministry of Commerce Trade & Industry, Zambia

An Act to continue the existence of the Patents and Companies Registration Agency and re-define its functions; re-constitute the Board of the Agency and provide for its functions; repeal and replace the Patents and Companies...

Zambia 2020 Trade, Industry and Investment

The Employment Code (Exemption) Regulations, 2020

Ministry of Labour, Zambia

This document provides a list of persons, class of persons, trade, industry exempted from the provisions specified in the schedule (Regulation 3) of this document.

Zambia 2020 Labour

Economic Recovery Programme: 2020 -2023

Ministry of Finance and National Planning, Zambia

This policy is formulated to address the economic impact of Covid-19 and to restore macroeconomic stability, sustainable debt level, to reinvigorate economic growth and to ensure adequate social protection for citizens affected by the pandemic....

Zambia 2020 Economy

Government Office Equipment Management Standards

Works and Supply, Zambia

The goal of these guidelines includes the need to maintain equipment functionality in the government sector, to ensure environmentally responsible management and disposal of office equipment, to ensure value for money on office equipment, and...

Zambia 2020 Democracy and Governance

National Housing Policy: 2020-2024

Ministry of Housing and Infastructure Development, Zambia

This policy is part of the government’s long term objective to achieve affordable and decent housing for all by 2030. The policy measures include upgrading existing informal settlement, better urban management, promoting equitable access to...

Zambia 2020 Infrastructure and Construction

Ministries of Fisheries and Livestock: Strategic Plan 2020-2021

Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock, Zambia

This plan is based on the Ministry’s vision to facilitate the development of fisheries and livestock to contribute to sustainable food, nutrition security and income generation. This plan is an operational framework for attaining the...

Zambia 2020 Agriculture and Rural Development

National Livestock Development Policy

Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock, Zambia

The objectives of this policy include: to promote sustainable livestock production; establish standards and quality for livestock and livestock products; promote research and development in livestock; promote animal welfare, and improve animal health service delivery...

Zambia 2020 Agriculture and Rural Development