Zambia: Resources

  1. « 100 YEARS – 100 LIVES » | ZAMBIA - “I turned my farm into an agribusiness and now I am an example in my community”

    16 July 2019

    Farming is a major source of livelihoods in rural Zambia, but a lack of skills and knowledge often limits young farmers to subsistence agriculture. However, 27-year-old Felix Mulenga still managed to turn his farm into a real business thanks to an ILO project.

  2. Permanent Secretary extols ILO’s Contribution to National Development

    05 July 2019

    On 5 July 2019, the ILO Country Office Director Mr George Okutho paid a courtesy call on the Ministry of National Development Planning Permanent Secretary for Monitoring and Evaluation, Mr. Mushuma Mulenga.

  3. ILO hosts UNCT Meeting

    04 July 2019

    The ILO Lusaka Country Office hosted the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) meeting.

  4. Zambian Children Call for a Stop to Child Labour

    13 June 2019

    The 2019 World Day Against Child Labour (WDACL) was commemorated under the theme: ‘Children should not work in the fields, but on dreams’. In Zambia, multitudes of youths assembled at Lusaka’s Olympic Youth Development Centre to mark the day.

  5. Informality and Poverty in Zambia: Findings from the 2015 Living Conditions and Monitoring Survey

    31 May 2019

    In Zambia like in many developing countries, quality and up-to-date data on the size and characteristics of informal workers are scarce, which constitutes a major challenge to the formulation of appropriate policies targeting this group, and the extension of social protection coverage in general. Despite its importance to employment and contribution to the economy, the definition and measurement of the informal economy pose a challenge. The analysis on informality and poverty in Zambia presents useful and critical information to support comprehensive policy dialogue on suitable interventions for extension of coverage.

  6. ILO Lusaka Country Office Launches Centenary Celebrations

    03 May 2019

    The event to mark the 100 years of existence of the ILO, as well as 50 years of operation in Zambia was attended by several high ranking officials among them, cabinet ministers, permanent secretaries, ambassadors and high commissioners, donors and implementing partners.

  7. Centenary Celebration and 50 Years in Zambia: Coffee Table Book

    30 April 2019

    As the ILO Commemorates its centenary in 2019, the ILO Lusaka Office also commemorates its 50 years of operating in Zambia. This Coffee Table Book captures the ILO's Journey in Zambia through pictures and eye catching quotes from various stakeholders that have contributed to this journey from the 1960s to date.

  8. ILO and Sweden sign Skills Development for Renewable Energy Sector (SKIDRES) Pilot Project

    26 March 2019

    The International Labour Organization Country Office for Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique, with funding from the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida), will support Kafue Gorge Regional Centre (KGRTC) implement a pilot project for skills development for the Renewable Energy (RE) and Energy Efficiency (EE) sub-sectors in Zambia. With strong buy-in from the private sector, both foreign and domestic, the one-year pilot project aims to contribute to Zambia having the necessary skilled people to tap into the rapid development of technology in renewable energy and energy efficiency.

  9. The Statistical Bulletin on the Informal Economy

    14 February 2019

    This bulletin is the first in a series of specialized publications and fact-sheets focusing on characteristics of the informal economy in Zambia. It is envisaged that this information bulletin will provide relevant information to various stakeholders including academia, social policy analysts, policy makers, etc as they seek to identify appropriate policy options on critical areas related to the implementation of the Seventh National Development Plan (7NDP). It will also serve as a basis for further research in addressing challenges that the informal economy faces.

  10. Integrated Framework of Basic Social Protection Programmes

    14 February 2019

    The Development of the Integrated Framework of Basic Social Protection Programmes (IFBSPP) was based on extensive consultations, a comprehensive mapping of existing non-contributory social protection interventions in the social assistance, livelihoods and empowerment pillars of the Zambia National Social Protection Policy (NSSP) and an evidence-based analysis of gaps and coherence of current programming. The IFBSPP in the implementation plan of the NSSP – is a concrete instrument to improve coherence in social protection programming and operationalize the Seventh National Development Plan (7NDP) targets.