Development Cooperation in Zambia
Enlarge image Former Federal Chancellor Helmut Schmidt and his late wife Loki with Kenneth Kaunda, the first President of Zambia. (© picture alliance) The Governments of the Republic of Zambia and the Federal Republic of Germany look back on approximately 50 years of development cooperation.
More recently, the Sixth National Development Plan (SNDP) is considered as the guideline for our partnership. All strategies are therefore based on Zambian policies and realities and follow explicit, transparent pro-poor strategies. Germany welcomes initiatives like the “Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness”, the “Accra Agenda for Action” or “Busan 4th High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness” and actively supports its implementation in Zambia in close collaboration with Government and other cooperating partners.
Regarding the Zambian context, consensual values like a more effective and harmonized aid delivery, a stronger alignment to strategies, institutions and procedures of GRZ, improved mutual accountability in the spirit of the Paris Declaration and the Accra Agenda for action, and managing for results become vivid in the Joint Assistance Strategy for Zambia II (JASZ II) offering orientation for coordinated development efforts. Besides, Germany' s contribution to the Poverty Reduction Budget Support (PRBS) programme puts these principles into practice.
In the same vein, the Zambian and the German governments have agreed to concentrate their efforts in development cooperation on the two priority areas "Water and Sanitation" and ”Good Governance“ embracing ”Decentralisation“ and ”Civil Society Participation“. Under the JASZ II division of labour framework, Germany is a member of the lead troika for ”Water and Sanitation” and holds the lead in the area of ”Decentralisation”. In 2011, Germany fulfilled its role as the lead cooperating partner for the Poverty Reduction Budget Support (PRBS).
During the 2014-2016 Bilateral Government Negotiations in November 2014, Germany has committed a total amount of 121.5 million euro (plus 8.5 million for the special initiative "One World - No Hunger") to the following areas:
Technical Cooperation (million €)
Financial Cooperation (million €)
Water and Sanitation
Good Governance (Decentralisation, Good Financial Governance and Civil Society Participation)
Outside priority areas: HIV/AIDS Prevention, Energy,
Wildlife Management, Study and Expert Fund
German Development Cooperation
Special Initiative "One World - No Hunger"