What we do

UNDP works with the Government and people of Zambia to achieve the vision 2030 , the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the implementation of Government's development plans. Our work in the country, is guided corporately by the UNDP Strategic Plan, the United Nations Sustainable Development Partnership Framework and our Country Programme Document (CPD). We are structured around four distinct and yet interlinked programmatic areas; environment and energy, governance and gender, inclusive growth and SDGs; and health systems strengthening for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

Zambia at a Glance

18.4

million

There are approximately 18.4 million people in Zambia

50.5

percent

of the population of Zambia are women.

0.584

HDI (2020)

Zambia’s HDI value for 2019 is 0.584— which put the country in the medium human development category—positioning it at 146 out of 189 countries and territories.

63.8

years

Life expectancy at birth

36.7

Percent

population between 15 - 35 years old

1,160

per capita GNI