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Zambia

  • The United States, through USAID, partnered with the Zambian Government and the International Finance Corporation in launching the Scaling Solar project, the goal of which is to construct the first two 50-megawatt Scaling Solar generation sites in Zambia.

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  • The USAID Strengthening Educational Performance-Up (STEP-Up) project works directly with Ministry of Education and other USAID/Zambia education projects to invigorate management and develop policies & strategies that improve learner performance.

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  • USAID/Zambia Mission Director Dr. Michael Yates was joined by the British High Commissioner and the Zambian Minister of Gender in addressing Members of Parliament on the on-going campaign against gender-based violence and child marriage in Zambia.

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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 and the Ministry of Chiefs and Traditional Affairs joined together in highlighting the role of chieftainesses and female traditional leaders as powerful advocates of peace and national stability.

  • USAID & Feed the Future help small-scale farmers expand their business through training on best agricultural practices and the sharing of information within the local community.

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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
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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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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

John Hytten
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington
, DC 
20523
Phone 
202-712-1066