The Government of the Republic of Zambia is strongly committed to the implementation of the transformative 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The country’s first Voluntary National Review (VNR) underscores this commitment. Integrating the SDGs into the National Planning Framework and putting in place strong coordination and reporting mechanisms, further demonstrate the country’s resolve to anchoring its development trajectory on the 2030 Agenda.
This VNR is an outcome of participatory and inclusive consultations based on a whole-of-government and whole-of-society approaches.
Challenges and areas of support
|National Report - Zambia||Rio+20;|
|Full Report||CSD-16; CSD-17;|
|Rural Development||CSD-16; CSD-17;|
|Country Profile 2002|
|National Assessment Report for WSSD|
|Pre-WSSD National Report|
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Zambia commits to: increase national budgetary expenditure on health from 11% to 15% by 2015 with a focus on women and children’s health; and to strengthen access to family planning - increasing contraceptive prevalence from 33% to 58% in order to reduce unwanted pregnancies and abortions, especially among adolescent girls. Zambia will scale-up implementation of integrated community case management of common diseases for women and children, to bring health services closer to families and communities to ensure prompt care and treatment.