Decent Work Country Profile - Zambia

The Decent Work Country Profile for Zambia aims at assessing progress towards decent work across ten thematic areas ranging from employment opportunities to social dialogue. In order to capture all the dimensions of decent work (employment promotion, rights at work, social protection and social dialogue), the Profile is based on legal framework indicators and statistical indicators compiled from national sources. Globally, Zambia has made significant progress in some areas on decent work while many challenges remain to be addressed. However a number of challenges are to be addressed given the nature of economic growth, which was largely based on the extractive industry and international prices (particularly copper prices), without sectoral diversification and leaving the economy vulnerable to external shocks.