Zambia: Resources

  1. Rapid assessment of reskilling and upskilling needs arising from the effects of the COVID-19:Zambia

    20 January 2022

    Publication

  2. ILO signs two separate Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with Smart Energy Limited of Zambia (Smartnet) and Renewables Management Services of South Africa (RMS).

    17 January 2022

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) Country Office Lusaka has signed two separate Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with Smart Energy Limited of Zambia (Smartnet) and Renewables Management Services of South Africa (RMS).

  3. December Newsletter 2021

    30 December 2021

    The December Newsletter 2021 captures interesting human interest stories, activities and events for CO-Lusaka that took place in the last quarter of 2021.

  4. Call for proposals: TRANSFORM - Leadership and Transformation Curriculum on Building and Managing Social Protection Floors in Africa Technical support to the Coordination Hub on monitoring and strategic advocacy

    20 December 2021

    TRANSFORM – Technical Support to the Coordination Hub on Monitoring and Strategic Advocacy ( Individual Consultant) Since 2018, the TRANSFORM Coordination Hub has built the leadership skills and social protection technical capacity of over 2000 practitioners across over 15 African countries. In line with the recently launched ILO ROAF Social Protection Strategy 2021 -2025, which specifically foresee capacity building as one of the main areas of intervention for the ILO to ensure extension of coverage to vulnerable groups, the TRANSFORM Coordination Hub based at ILO Lusaka is now seeking to hire an External Collaborator to further support specific areas of development such as monitoring of results and planning and conduct of strategic advocacy, deemed crucial for the progressive expansion and sustainability of the initiative.

  5. TRANSFORM Newsletter: Issue 7

    15 December 2021

    TRANSFORM is an innovative learning initiative on the implementation of national social protection floors in Africa. TRANSFORM promotes critical thinking and builds capacity at national and subnational levels to improve the design, effectiveness and efficiency of social protection systems. It focuses on non-contributory social protection schemes and programmes. To learn more, download the TRANSFORM E-newsletter

  6. Zambia Decent Work Country Programme 2020 - 2022

    03 November 2021

    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.

  7. 2021 Virtual Zambia Social Protection Week Summary Report

    02 November 2021

    The Government of the Republic of Zambia in collaboration with the United Nations in Zambia is, for the fourth time, hosted the Zambia Social Protection Week (ZSPW) under the theme “Responsive Social Protection in a Changing World”. The 2021 Zambia Social Protection Week was a virtual event, that brought together Government, Social Partners, Cooperating Partners, Civil Society Organizations, Social Security institutions, Academia, Faith Based Organizations, Parliamentarians, Media and most importantly the general public to be informed, discuss and contribute to the development of Social Protection in Zambia. This is a short summary that highlights various thematic discussions that took place on various digital platforms.

  8. 2021 Virtual Zambia Social Protection Week Full Report

    02 November 2021

    The Government of the Republic of Zambia in collaboration with the United Nations in Zambia is, for the fourth time, hosted the Zambia Social Protection Week (ZSPW) under the theme “Responsive Social Protection in a Changing World”. The 2021 Zambia Social Protection Week was a virtual event, that brought together Government, Social Partners, Cooperating Partners, Civil Society Organizations, Social Security institutions, Academia, Faith Based Organizations, Parliamentarians, Media and most importantly the general public to be informed, discuss and contribute to the development of Social Protection in Zambia. This report highlights various thematic discussions that took place on various digital platforms.

  9. Towards greater poverty reduction in Zambia: Simulating potential Cash Plus reforms

    22 October 2021

    The Government of the Republic of Zambia, with support from the UNU-WIDER's SOUTHMOD tax-benefit microsimulation team, working in close collaboration with the senior partners from Southern African Social Policy Research Insights (SASPRI) and Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis and Research (ZIPAR), as well as the International Labour Organization (ILO), partnered in the assessment of the impact of the social protection programmes in Zambia. This partnership was in a bid to assess policy options on existing social protection programmes and services to determine which social protection programme combinations yield the most optimal impact on the beneficiaries in line with the recommendations of the Integrated Framework of Basic Social Protection Programmes (IFSBPP). The Cash Plus study analysed the coverage and impacts of current social protection policies and potential Cash Plus policy reforms using MicroZAMOD, the tax-benefit microsimulation model for Zambia. The purpose of the study aimed to support the technical committee and the Ministry of Community Development and Social Services (MCDSS) in evidence-based decision making.

  10. Call for Proposals – ACCEL Africa Project

    14 October 2021

    Recruitment of a Local Non-Profit Organization to implement technical vocation skills training programs for youth of a legal working age and livelihood and economic empowerment activities for workers at lower tiers of coffee supply chain.