Sweden is contributing to Zambia’s national development plan (FNDP). The plan is a master document for the government’s efforts to increase growth and combat poverty, but implementing it has been slow so far. The long-term goal is to create job opportunities for Zambians and ensure their welfare
Zambia’s fifth plan to combat poverty – FNDP. Rich country; poor people
Zambia’s near 50-year history has been characterized by weak institutions and dependence on development aid. Major energy resources have gone unused and fertile land has been mismanaged. Zambia is a rich country with poor people.
The mining industry in particular has shown strong economic growth in recent years, which has contributed to a decrease in the number of poor people in the cities. The agricultural sector employs the majority of Zambians able to work, but has so far produced only modest results. Many assessors are convinced that there is major potential in the sector, both in the fields of food safety and commercial production.
The democratization of society continues, and a process is underway to change and improve the constitution. To maintain this positive trend, we are supporting the government’s long-term strategies to combat poverty.
Sweden’s focus areas in Zambia:
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