Decent Work

Zambia Decent Work Country Programme 2020 - 2022

The Zambia Decent Work Country Programme covering the period 2020-2022 is the third Country Decent Work Programme, following the second that covered the period 2013-2016. The 2013-2016 Z-DWCP, which was subjected to a Country Programme Review (CPR) in 2016 has incorporated good practices and key lessons learned from the implementation of previous Z-DWCPs. Section 3 of the ZDWCP has taken into consideration the lessons and recommendations of the 2016 CPR and selected good practices have been incorporated under each of the pillars under Section 2 below. The development process of the 2020-2022 Z-DWCP followed a consultative process with United Nations Resident Coordinators’ Office (RCO), Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), other development partners, constituents and other relevant stakeholders. The consultations have been critical in order to foster ownership of the Z-DWCP built through consensus building regarding the following- development of the process roadmap of the DWCP and priority setting. The following were the Country priorities agreed upon: Priority I: Effective application of fundamental principles and rights at work to support equitable and inclusive economic growth in Zambia. Priority II: Enhanced economic diversification to create more and better job opportunities for all especially young people. Priority III: Comprehensive and strengthened social protection systems.