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.
The Joint Staff Advisory Note discusses the progress in implementing the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) for Zambia. The government has officially launched its second PRSP, known as the Fifth National Development Plan (FNDP) for 2006-10. The FNDP builds on the achievements of the first PRSP, for example, strong improvements in macroeconomic performance and progress in public expenditure management. FNDP has strengthened its focus on key issues, emphasizes achieving tangible results, and includes appropriate monitoring and evaluation arrangements.