Find out how the UK will respond to opportunities and challenges, what is being achieved for the UK and who we are working with.

Zambia has historically been one of the most stable countries in Africa, but its economy and democracy are fragile. Inequality is high with over 60% of Zambians (8 million people) living in extreme poverty. Almost half of women and girls experience violence in their lives and 300 people join the labour market every day with few formal job opportunities.

The UK helps Zambia overcome the challenges of inequality and address threats to stability. This is achieved by: creating jobs; improving economic management which attracts investment; helping government increase its tax revenues and so reduce its reliance on the UK and others who provide aid; reducing extreme poverty through investment in better health, education, sanitation and nutrition services; and reducing violence against women and girls and providing support to the survivors of violence.

To find out how the UK will respond to the opportunities and challenges, what is being achieved for the UK and who we are working with please read the full country profile for Zambia.

For detailed information on our programme and what the UK spends on development in Zambia, see:

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DFID Zambia

British High Commission
PO Box 50050
15101 Ridgeway

Lusaka
Zambia

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