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.