The IMF Country Reports Series covers economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after discussions with officials of the country, is published at the option of the member.
This Selected Issues paper on Zambia reports that the authorities have outlined a range of alternative policy scenarios to achieve greater pro-poor growth. The thrust of these policies is to support higher growth in rural areas, where the incidence of poverty is particularly high, by investing more in infrastructure development, while also stepping up delivery of public services, notably in health and education. Implementing these alternative policies would require significantly more financial assistance from the donor community.