Zambia: Economic Development, Environment, & the Internet


  • African Development Bank Group on Zambia (Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire)
    Basic economic indicators and links to other "country operations" reports.
  • The Bank of Zambia Home Page (Lusaka)
  • Central Statistical Office, Zambia (Lusaka)
  • Civil Society for Poverty Reduction -- Zambia (Lusaka)
    • "[Established in 2000] the CSPR is a civil society anti-poverty advocacy network of over 140 organisations working for pro-poor development in different parts Zambia."
      See especially:
    • All CSPR reports and presentations
    • Understand the Fifth National Development Plan
    • "Zambia: debt strategies to meet the Millennium Development Goals" August 2007)
  • COMESA--Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Lusaka, Zambia)
    • This site includes provides information on banking, online trade directories for some countries, and many other links with an emphasis on business and economic information. "COMESA exists 'as an organisation of free independent sovereign states which have agreed to co-operate in developing their natural and human resources for the good of all their people'. ...with its 19 member states."
    • Zambia Home Page
      Basic country information and contacts.
    • COMSTAT Data Hub
    • CBT Desk: Cross Border Trade Desk at COMESA
      News and business information: "this website is a 'resource' to help cross border traders in Eastern and Southern Africa to find an association near to them, to voice their opinions and explain what COMESA is doing in improving conditions for small cross border traders."
  • Development Bank of Zambia (Lusaka)
  • Economics Association of Zambia (Lusaka)
    The site features a calendar of public discussion events, newsletter, presentations, and useful links.
    "The association was originally established in the 1960's as the Lusaka Economics Club and in 1985 was registered as a non-governmental organisation."
  • EITI--Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative : Zambia (Oslo, Norway)
    "Decreasing copper prices pose a challenge to Zambia's economy which is undergoing somewhat of an energy crisis at present [2018-19]. Over the past years, the government has made several changes to the fiscal regime for mining companies in search of optimising revenue over the medium term. Zambia EITI can provide data on the country’s extractive sector to inform the tax debate as it adjusts lower commodity prices."
    --See especially: EITI reports and other documents
  • ELDIS Country Profiles (Electronic Development and Environment Information System, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK)
    Search for Zambia: This service compiles and indexes links to online full texts (requiring Adobe Acrobat PDF), related web sites, and print publications in the IDS library on a variety of subjects pertaining to Zambia, especially in the fields of agricultural economics, trade, health, governance, and education.
  • Environmental Council of Zambia (Lusaka)
    The web site offers general information about the council's mission and activities; plus contact information.
  • First Quantum Minerals (Toronto, Canada; London, UK)
    • Warning: this is a commercial site. Formerly Adastra Minerals and American Minerals Field.
      This is the public information site for a mining company with interests in Zambia, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Mauritania; see especially the section on "Investors" for news releases and financial reports.
    • See also: Eco-Minex International on American Minerals Fields (London, UK; Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia)
  • Food and Agriculture Organization: Zambia (Rome, Italy)
    • FAO GIEWS Country Brief on Zambia (2016)
    • FAOSTAT on Zambia (Current and recent statistics)
    • See also: USAID FEWSNET on Zambia (2016) (below)
    • Zambia in the FAO Document Repository
    • FAO Aquastat Programme: Zambia, 2005
      A profile of Zambian water resources. "The 'thirst' for water data is ever increasing and there is indeed considerable demand for data on rural water use from national governments and development agencies. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations initiated an activity in 1993 to meet this demand with particular focus on irrigation. This resulted in the AQUASTAT Programme, the objective of which is to generate rural water use data at country level in a systematic manner."
    • FAO Global Information and Early Warning System: FAO/WFP Crop and Food Supply Assessment Mission Special Report, June 2003
      See also: June 2002.
    • Sustainable Development Dimensions:
      -- Zambia, Small Farmers (1996): Inter-Group Associations | Empowering Rural Women | Effect of Group Formation on Rural Women's Access to Services
      -- Wetlands monitoring in Zambia (July 1996)
  • Indaba Agricultural Policy Research Institute (Lusaka, Zambia)
    "Established in October 2011, the IAPRI is a non-profit Zambian company limited by guarantee which collaboratively works with public and private stakeholders in the agricultural sector."
    --See especially: IAPRI Policy Briefs ; IAPRI Working Papers
  • The International Monetary Fund: Zambia Country Info (Washington, DC)
    Summaries, full length reports, and recent news. Note: Some documents are in PDF format, requiring Adobe Acrobat.
  • International Rivers: Kariba Dam, Zambia/Zimbabwe Campaign and Document Library (Berkeley, California)
  • International Trade Centre on Zambia (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development and the World Trade Organization, Geneva, Switzerland)
    • Statistical profiles on Zambian commerce. "The International Trade Centre UNCTAD/WTO (ITC) is the focal point in the United Nations system for technical cooperation with developing countries in trade promotion. ITC was created by the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) in 1964 and since 1968 has been operated jointly by GATT (now by the World Trade Organization, or WTO) and the UN, the latter acting through the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)."
    • Zambian Imports, 1995-99 and Exports, 1995-99 (in HTML)
    • Strategic Market Research Group--Zambia, 1994-99 (PDF files)
  • Zambia Land Alliance (See below)
  • Lubuto Library Project--Zambia (Washington, DC; Lusaka, Zambia)
    "The Lubuto Library Project is an innovative development initiative that, in cooperation with governments, creates opportunities for equitable education and poverty reduction through model library services that: provide safe havens, literacy skills, and opportunities for educational growth for sub-Saharan Africa's street children, orphans and other vulnerable and out-of-school children."
  • Lusaka Stock Exchange Home Page (Lusaka, Zambia)
  • MBendi AfroPaedia: Zambia (MBendi Information Services, South Africa)
    A basic economic & investment profile.
  • Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural Economics: Zambia Food Security Research Project (East Lansing, Michigan)
    Basic information about the project and downloadable research reports
  • Republic of Zambia, State Information Centre -- Ministries (Lusaka)
    • Agriculture and Co-operatives
    • Commerce, Trade, and Industry
    • Communication and Transport
    • Energy and Water Development
    • Environment and Natural Resources
    • Finance and National Planning
    • Labour and Social Security
    • Lands
    • Mines and Mineral Development
    • Science, Technology and Vocational Training
    • All Ministries
  • Republic of Zambia: Sixth National Development Plan, 2011-2015. (January 2011)
    235 pages in PDF format; via International Labour Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
  • United Nations Agencies on Zambia -- Economy (New York and Lusaka)
  • United States Agencies on Zambia (Washington, DC)
  • The World Bank on Zambia (Washington, DC)
  • Zambia Land Alliance (Lusaka)
    "ZLA is a network of NGOs working for just land policies and laws that take into account the interests of the poor. The organization promotes secured access, ownership and control over land through lobbying and advocacy, research and community participation."
    --See especially: Resources (including land legislation) -and- ZLA Publications.
  • ZAMNET Communication Systems, Ltd. (Lusaka)
    Links to Internet services in Zambia and a general gateway to news, businesses, and all sorts of Zambia-related information on the Internet.