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Zambia

  • In collaboration with Feed the Future, USAID’s Economic Development Office in Zambia helps promote access-to-markets for local produce and public-private partnerships.

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  • The USAID-supported K-9 Unit provides a grassroots level, first-line response to combat wildlife crime and poaching in Zambia's Lower Zambezi National Park.

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  • USAID Challenge TB delivers a newly refurbished Tuberculosis Ward at Zambia’s University Teaching Hospital offering more effective institutional care for patients with drug-resistant tuberculosis

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  • The U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), USAID/Zambia and Power Africa help generate Zambia’s first utility-scale solar farm, the Bangweulu Project, financed in partnership with the World Bank Group’s International Finance Corporation.

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  • A USAID-led partnership has helped establish Anti- Gender-based Violence Centers inside 16 local Zambian health facilities. The centers support the physical well-being, legal concerns, and psychological and emotional needs of GBV survivors.

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  • To help combat stunting and improve nutrition across Zambia, USAID signed a Letter of Intent joining the international community in support of the Ministry of Health and Zambia’s First 1000 Most Critical Days Program for Scaling Up Nutrition.

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  • A USAID-led partnership with the Government of the Republic of Zambia, Power Africa, U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation, World Bank, and Zambia’s Industrial Development Corporation produces Zambia’s first utility-scale solar power plant.

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Game ranger Peter Tembo with his partner, Lego. Part of the USAID-funded Canine Detection Team fighting wildlife trafficking in Zambia’s Lower Zambezi National Park. Photo courtesy of Conservation Lower Zambezi.
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Zambian Seed Industry Expanding Regional Markets - Feed the Future and USAID
Zambian Seed Industry Expanding Southern Africa Regional Markets – Feed the Future and USAID
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About Zambia

In Zambia, the last 15 years of strong economic growth raised the average per capita income to over $1,290 and made it a lower-middle-income nation. Zambia’s 28 years of successful multi-party democracy, with two peaceful transitions between ruling political parties, has made the country one of the more stable in sub-Saharan Africa. Despite the recent growth experienced within Zambia, much remains to be done to advance equitable development throughout the population.

Three out of four Zambians still live in extreme poverty and the country faces a myriad of challenges, including limited government capacity to plan and manage national development, low agricultural productivity, and inadequate transportation and energy infrastructure. Zambia is also encumbered by high unemployment, poor education outcomes, a burgeoning youth population, and health crises caused by the HIV/AIDS epidemic, malaria and other diseases, such as cholera and tuberculosis. 

USAID assistance improves the health of Zambians, reduces the incidence and impact of HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other illnesses, increases agriculture-led economic growth, mitigates the effects of climate vulnerability, raises the quality of basic education to increase literacy, and and enhances democratic governance.

Last updated: June 24, 2019

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Contact Information

Mission Contact

Chando Mapoma
Subdivision 694/Stand 100, Ibex Hill Road
P.O. Box 320373
Lusaka
Zambia
Phone 
+260 211 357 000
Fax 
+260 211 357 041

USAID Contact

Ilona Tservil
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington
, DC 
20523
Phone 
202-712-4540