Source: U.S. Embassy in Zambia |

United States (U.S.)-Zambia Education Data Partnership Delivers Comprehensive Results

The project conducted two large-scale Early Grade Reading Assessments (EGRAs) in November 2018 and November 2021

After almost five years of collaboration between the Zambian Ministry of Education, the U.S. Government, through the USAID Education Data Project, has delivered on its mandate to facilitate in-depth, advanced educational assessments in Zambia. Since April 2018, the USAID Education Data Project worked closely with both the Ministry of Education…

Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) |

Zambia’s Sensitization Workshop Discusses Role of Private Sector in 8th National Development Programme (NDP) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Zambia’s economy is dominated by small and medium enterprises, the government has taken a bold step to support small businesses and enhance citizen participation in the economy

“The private sector and more especially now, when the country is faced with a constrained fiscal position, is key to actualising our envisaged economic transformation and creation of jobs for our people”. Says Zambia Minister of Finance and National Planning, Hon. Situmbeko Musokotwane in an official opening speech delivered on…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Zambia |

United States (U.S.) Government Launches Two Projects to Boost Business and Trade

The USAID Business Enabling Project is a $14 million (almost 233 million kwacha) project that will bring inclusive private sector investment and trade to Zambia

On November 22, Zambian Minister of Finance Situmbeko Musokotwane and U.S. Ambassador to Zambia Michael Gonzales launched two critical economic development projects funded by the U.S. government – the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Business Enabling Project and USAID TradeBoost.  These projects will improve business opportunities, create jobs, and…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) - Zambia |

World Health Organization (WHO) Zambia’s National Capacity for Emergency Preparedness, Response, Recovery and Health Surveillance Systems Project gets €500,000 Irish Funding

600 health workers to be trained in IDSR, national weekly surveillance reporting expected to improve to over 70 percent

Today, HE Ambassador of Ireland to Zambia, Ms Bronagh Carr and WHO Country Representative, Dr Nathan Bakyaita signed an agreement confirming €500,000 in funding from Irish Aid to WHO Zambia for the national capacity for emergency preparedness, response, recovery, and health surveillance systems project.  The project aims to train about…

Source: The State Council Information Office: The People's Republic of China |

China to grant zero-tariff treatment to 10 least-developed countries

This policy measure will gradually expand to all the least-developed countries that have established diplomatic ties with China

China will grant zero-tariff treatment to 98 percent of taxable items from 10 least-developed countries in a bid to promote an open global economy. Starting from Dec. 1, China will waive all tariffs on 98 percent of the related imports from Afghanistan, Benin, Burkina Faso, Guinea-Bissau, Lesotho, Malawi, Sao Tome…

Source: The World Bank Group |

World Bank Group Appoints New Country Director for Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe

Mr. Belete will be based in Dar es Salaam from where he will oversee a portfolio of about $12.5 billion in total commitments for the four countries

The World Bank Group has appointed Nathan Belete as the new Country Director for Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Mr. Belete is an Ethiopian national and a development professional with over 25 years of work experience across Africa, East Asia, and South Asia. He was previously the World Bank’s Country…

Source: Embassy of France in Zambia |

Conference of the Parties (COP27) will be held in Egypt, from 6 to 18 November 2022

To speed up global efforts on emissions reduction, France and the European Union are calling for a robust mitigation working programme to be drawn up at COP27

COP27 will be held in Egypt, from 6 to 18 November 2022. While the aim of COP26 in Glasgow was to raise global ambition, in particular regarding the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, the United Nations Synthesis Report indicates that the States’ commitments are not yet sufficient. COP27 must therefore…

U.S. Embassy in Zambia
  • Multimedia content

  • Images (1)
    • U.S. Peace Corps Volunteers, staff, and invited guests at the Swearing-in Ceremony.
  • All (1)
Source: U.S. Embassy in Zambia |

United States (U.S.) Peace Corps Swears in 31 New Volunteers

The volunteers will work with community members in rural areas of Zambia for two years on education and health programs

On October 27, the U.S. government through Peace Corps Zambia swore into service in 31 new volunteers from the United States following 11 weeks of training in technical skills, language, and inter-cultural understanding. The volunteers will work with community members in rural areas of Zambia for two years on education…

The State Council Information Office: The People's Republic of China
  • Multimedia content

  • Images (1)
    • Simushi Liswaniso, the project coordinator of the Demonstration Village for China-Africa Agricultural Development and Poverty Reduction, receives an interview with Xinhua at the Shimwengwe Village in Chongwe District, Lusaka Province, Zambia, on Oct. 28, 2022 (Xinhua/Peng Lijun)
  • All (1)
Source: The State Council Information Office: The People's Republic of China |

Chinese-aided poverty reduction project to benefit rural Zambia villagers

The project will see the establishment of 10 village demonstration centers in the rural parts of Zambia over the next few years

Villagers in Zambia's rural areas are hoping to raise their farming productivity and make an increased income through a Chinese-aided project that aims to make a positive impact on poverty reduction in the southern African country. The project, namely the Demonstration Village for China-Africa Agricultural Development and Poverty Reduction that…