Zambia: Resources

  1. « 100 Years – 100 Lives » | ZAMBIA - “I was 11 when I started to work in tobacco farms. Now I am skilled and became a tailor”

    08 October 2019

    Simasiku Ngenda is one of the Zambian teenagers who have been supported by an ILO-sponsored project so that they can leave child labour and learn a trade.

  2. Towards Universal Social Security for the Elderly in Mozambique

    01 October 2019

    In Mozambique, social assistance for the elderly is a right enshrined in the Constitution of the Republic. Mozambique currently has 1.25 million elderly people, which corresponds to 4.5% of the population. Although assistance during old-age is a right, half of all elderly people are not yet covered by social security — whether through the mandatory social security subsystem (contributory) or the basic social security subsystem (non-contributory). This policy brief analyzes the feasibility of an Universal Old Age pension in Mozambique in the short term (2019-2024).

  3. Social Action Budget Brief 2019 - Mozambique (ILO, UNICEF)

    01 October 2019

    The publication analyses budget allocations, trends and fiscal space available for non-contributory social protection in Mozambique, raising several key aspects for policy makers consideration.

  4. Institutional and Needs Assessment of Cooperatives and Cooperative Support Organisations in the Tobacco Growing Communities in Kaoma and Nkeyema Districts Sector, Zambia

    24 September 2019

    The ILO is implementing a project “Addressing decent work deficits in the tobacco sector of Zambia”. The proposed one year project will be implemented in Kaoma and Nkeyema Districts of Western Province and will coordinate with and complement similar initiatives in Tanzania, Malawi and in Uganda, which are also working in similar projects. Building on previous ILO’s interventions, the projects will strengthen the capacities of selected farmers’ organizations to address decent work deficits including through the cooperative approach and using ILO adapted tools. Operating in most of the economic sectors where child labour and other decent work deficits are found, particularly in agriculture, cooperatives’ commitment to social responsibility can lend them naturally to play an important role to eliminate child labour and promote decent working conditions. The ILO has long drawn on the strength of the cooperative model in the fight against child labour and other decent work deficits. In this regard, the ILO is calling for proposals for consultancy services to undertake an Institutional and Needs Assessment of Cooperatives and Cooperative Support Organisations in the Tobacco Growing Communities in Kaoma and Nkeyema Districts.

  5. Reviewing the impact of Social Protection

    13 August 2019

    The ILO, Government ministries, UN Partners, Donors, civil society and media embark on a Joint Annual Review to assess the impacts of Social Protection programmes in Zambia.

  6. BEST PRACTICE Advocacy for Social Protection Annual Social Protection Week in Mozambique

    31 July 2019

    As advocacy activities have been playing a central role in the evolution of the national social protection system in Mozambique, with this document ILO aims at sharing the knowledge gathered during the implementation of Social Protection Weeks to inform national and international stakeholders on how to maximize the results of this type of advocacy intervention on building a Social Protection Floor.

  7. ILO Director visit Luapula Province

    31 July 2019

    The ILO Director has embarked on the familiarization tour of Development Cooperation projects to meet partners, stakeholders, and beneficiaries of the projects.

  8. ILO Director Presents Credentials to COMESA Secretary General

    31 July 2019

    The ILO Director has presented his credentials to COMESA Secretary General as special representative for the regional grouping.

  9. « 100 Years – 100 Lives » | ZAMBIA - “Staying away from child labour will benefit the entire family, not just the child”

    16 July 2019

    Febby Kahale is a 17-year-old girl who did not finish her schooling because she was working in tobacco fields. However, she and other children involved in child labour are now slowly going out of poverty thanks to an ILO project.

  10. « 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.