Sometimes I can’t help but be inspired. While Africa is a place of tremendous dynamism, diversity, opportunity, and progress, Africa’s success stories don’t attract attention. As the Assistant to the Administrator for Africa at the U.S. Agency for International Development, I have to spend a significant amount of my time dealing with problems: extreme poverty, conflict, disease, corruption. So when I have the chance to celebrate an experience that reveals the ideals and abilities of Africans, I want to tell that story.
YouthMap Zambia Assessment (2014-06)
2014-11 Partners in Zambia’s Development
Program Midterm Evaluation- Zambia Prevention, Care & Treatment Partnership Project II (ZPCT II)
Zambia is known for its gentle and peaceful people, incredible natural beauty, fertile soil, and vast mineral wealth. With an increase in copper prices and sound macroeconomic policies, Zambia’s economy started rising in the late 1990s and has averaged five to six percent Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth over the past decade. Impressive macro-level performance, however, belies the reality facing most Zambians.
Last updated: June 15, 2016