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Zambia Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper Joint Staff Assessment (416 Kb PDF file) May 9, 2002

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Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper

March 2002

Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSPs) are prepared by member countries in broad consultation with stakeholders and development partners, including the staffs of the World Bank and the IMF. Updated every three years with annual progress reports, they describe the country's macroeconomic, structural, and social policies in support of growth and poverty reduction, as well as associated external financing needs and major sources of financing. This country document is being made available on the IMF website by agreement with the member country as a service to users of the IMF website.

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Executive Summary
Chapter 1. Macroeconomic Situation
  1.1 Introduction
  1.2 Situation Analysis
Chapter 2. Poverty Profile in Zambia
  2.1 The Concept and Measurement of Poverty
  2.2 The Evolution of Poverty in Zambia During the 1990s
  2.3 Main Barriers to Moving Out of Poverty
  2.4  Views of the Poor on Causes of Poverty
Chapter 3. Governance and Poverty Reduction
  3.1 Introduction
  3.2 Situation Analysis
  3.3 Governance Programmes for Poverty Reduction
Chapter 4. PRSP National Goals and Objectives
  4.1 Introduction
  4.2 PRSP Macroeconomic Framework (2002-2004)
  4.3 Key PRSP Issues for Reviving Growth
  4.4 Public Sector Management
  4.5 Rural Development
Chapter 5. Agriculture
  5.1. Introduction
  5.2 Situation Analysis
  5.3 PRSP Interventions in Agriculture
Chapter 6. Industry
  6.1 Introduction
  6.2 Situation Analysis
  6.3 Industrial Development Programmes for Poverty Reduction
  6.4 Prioritising of Industrial Programmes
Chapter 7. Tourism
  7.1 Introduction
  7.2 Situation Analysis
  7.3 PRSP Planned Programmes in Tourism
  7.4 Monitoring and Evaluation Guidelines
Chapter 8. Mining
  8.1 Introduction
  8.2 Situation Analysis
  8.3 Sector Programmes/Strategies
Chapter 9. Education
  9.1 Introduction
  9.2 Situation Analysis
  9.3 Planned Interventions
  9.4 PRSP Strategies in Education
Chapter 10. Health
  10.1 Introduction
  10.2 Situation Analysis
  10.3 Programme Priorities
Chapter 11. Water and Sanitation
  11.1 Introduction
  11.2 Situation Analysis
  11.3 Water Sector Strategies for Poverty Reduction
  11.4 PRSP Water Sector Interventions
  11.5 Implementation Arrangements
Chapter 12. Energy
  12.1 Introduction
  12.2 Situation Analysis
  12.3 PRSP Strategies for Poverty Reduction in the Energy Sector
Chapter 13. Transport, Communications and Roads
  13.1 Introduction
  13.2 Situation Analysis
  13.3 PRSP Interventions in Transport,Communications and Roads
Chapter 14. Cross-Cutting Issues
  14.1 Introduction
  14.2 HIV/AIDS
  14.3 Gender
  14.4 Environment
Chapter 15. Financing of the Poverty Reduction Programme
  15.1 Underlying Considerations
  15.2 Defining the Resource Envelope
  15.3 Priority PRSP Expenditures
Chapter 16. Implementation Structures and Mechanisms
  16.1 Overview of PRSP Implementation Strategy
  16.2 PRSP Planning, Linkages and Information Systems
  16.3 Institutional Framework
Chapter 17. Poverty Monitoring and Evaluation
  17.1 Introduction
  17.2 Monitoring the Poverty Reduction Strategy
  17.3 Evaluation Strategy
  17.4 Next Steps after Implementation
Appendix 1: The Participatory Process in the Zambian PRSP
Appendix 2: Objectives, Policy Actions, and Costing
  Appendix 2-1 Governance Policy Actions
  Appendix 2-2 Macroeconomic Policy Actions
  Appendix 2-3 Agriculture Policy Actions
  Appendix 2-4 Industry Policy Actions
  Appendix 2-5 Tourism Policy Actions
  Appendix 2-6 Mining Policy Actions
  Appendix 2-7 Education Policy Actions
  Appendix 2-8 Health Policy Actions
  Appendix 2-9 Water And Sanitation Policy Actions
  Appendix 2-10 Energy Policy Actions
  Appendix 2-11 Transport And Communications Policy Action
  Appendix 2-12 Hiv/Aids Policy Actions
  Appendix 2-13 Gender Policy Actions
  Appendix 2-14 Environment Policy Actions
Appendix 3: Objectively Verifiable Indicators
  Appendix 3-1 Governance
  Appendix 3-2 Macroeconomic
  Appendix 3-3 Agriculture
  Appendix 3-4 Industry
  Appendix 3-5 Tourism
  Appendix 3-6 Mining
  Appendix 3-7 Education
  Appendix 3-8 Health
  Appendix 3-9 Water
  Appendix 3-10 Energy
  Appendix 3-11 Transport, Communication and Roads
  Appendix 3-12 HIV/AIDS
  Appendix 3-13 Gender
  Appendix 3-14 Environment
List of Tables
  Table 2.1: Overall and extreme poverty in Zambia, in rural and urban areas, 1991-1998
  Table 2.2: Changes in selected poverty indicators/measures in Zambia, 1996-1998
  Table 2.3: Incidence of overall poverty and of extreme poverty and percentage change between 1996 and 1998 for different socio-economic strata
  Table 2.4: Incidence of poverty in male headed and female headed households in Zambia
  Table 2.5: Overall and extreme poverty in Zambia in rural and urban
areas, 1998 (percentage of population)
  Table 2.6: Distribution of Zambia's poor by province, 1998 (percent population)
  Table 2.7: Five highest ranking districts in Zambia on some major components of poverty, 1998
  Table 2.8: Applicants, beneficiaries, and disbursements under the Public Assistance Welfare Scheme
  Table 2.9: Perceptions of a `good life' by the poor: Luapula Province
  Table 2.10: Perceptions of a `good life' by the poor: Lusaka
  Table 4.1: Macroeconomic framework and assumptions: 1999-2004
  Table 4.2: GDP by kind of activity (at constant 1994 prices in K million)
  Table 5.1: Summary of irrigation potential in Zambia
  Table 5.2: Characteristics of Zambian agriculture
  Table 7.1: Selected performance indicators in the Tourism Sector
  Table 8.1: Metal consumption in recent recessions (percentage change)
  Table 15.1: Gross Domestic Expenditure, 1998-2004
  Table 15.2: Central Government Budget, 1999-2004
  Table 15.3: Sectoral Share of PRSP Budget, 2002-2004
  Table 17.1: Summary of core PRSP monitoring indicators
  Table A1: National Development Priorities in the NPRAP, 2000-2004
List of Figures

Figure 1: Zambia GNP Per Capita

  Figure 5.1: Agriculture Real Growth Rates, 1992-2001
  Figure 8.1: Volume of Copper Production in Zambia: 1990-1999 (tonnes)
  Figure 8.2: World Market Prices for Refined Copper
  Figure 17.1: Poverty Monitoring and Analysis Institutional Framework
List of Charts
  Chart 2.1: External Aid Flows, 1970-1994

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