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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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About Zambia

In Zambia, the last 13 years of strong economic growth raised the average per capita income to over $1,700 and made it a lower-middle income nation.  Zambia’s 26 years of successful multi-party democracy, with two peaceful transitions between ruling political parties, has made the nation 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 nation.  Three out of four Zambians still live in extreme poverty and the country faces major challenges, including high unemployment, low agricultural productivity, inadequate transportation and energy infrastructure, poor education outcomes, a burgeoning youth population, and health crises caused by the HIV/AIDS epidemic, malaria, and other diseases. 

USAID assistance to Zambia focuses on the following six key areas: (1) improving the health of Zambians, with a particular focus on women, at-risk youth, and vulnerable children; (2) reducing the incidence and impact of HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other illnesses; (3) increasing agriculture-led economic growth to reduce rural poverty and food insecurity; (4) mitigating the effects of climate vulnerability and promoting sustainable management of natural resources; (5) raising the quality of basic education to increase literacy; and (6) enhancing democratic governance. 


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Last updated: March 02, 2018

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Contact Information

Mission Contact

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

USAID Contact

John Hytten
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
, DC