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Zambia is blessed with copper, cobalt and other mineral resources. However, in order to reduce its economic dependency on the mineral industry, the country has long had a development policy of economic diversification.

In recent years, domestic and foreign demand for non-mineral products has expanded within Zambia and in nearby countries. It has also been observed that the amount of trade has increased. These developments may be attributed to positive economic growth being experienced in the region. Both of these developments also point to the fact that economic diversification has begun.

However, there are indications sustained development could be a challenge if some important pre-conditions for development are not addressed. For example, traffic networks, electrical power and other elements of the economic infrastructure required for industrial development are in a weak state. Moreover, the social infrastructure such as education, health services, and facilities for water supply and sanitation are not fully developed. In view of the foregoing, the poverty rate remains high; and this is particularly more pronounced in rural farming areas.

JICA's support to Zambia is primarily focused on: 1) Vitalization of Productive Sectors, 2) Improvement and Enhancement of Basic Infrastructure for Economic Activities, and 3) Improvement of Social Infrastructure for Sustainable Economic Growth.

Office Information
JICA Zambia Office
Plot No.11743A, Brentwood Lane, Longacres, Lusaka, Zambia
(P.O.Box 30027, Lusaka 10101, Zambia)

What's New

April 1, 2019 [Technical Cooperation Projects] DSAP approach 1: What is DSAP?
October 26, 2018 Zambia Hosts SADC -JICA Expert Working Group Meeting
October 19, 2018 Zambia JICA Fellowship Association (ZAJIFA) 2018 seminar
October 10, 2018 Kansai Plascon Launches World's First Anti- Mosquito Paint.
June 29, 2018 Bridging Zambia – Capacity Building for Bridge Maintenance Engineers

News & Features

November 15, 2018 Raising Awareness of the Importance of Hand-Washing and Toilets in Africa From the Grass-Roots Level: 10 Years of the Water Security Action Team
October 19, 2018 Goal of Doubling Rice Production in Sub-Saharan Africa in 10 Years to Be Met in 2018
June 25, 2018 Japanese-Style ‘Kaizen’ Spreads in Africa; Handbook Near Completion

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