1. The first Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) Progress Report 1 of the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) presents a complete review of the Government’s implementation of the PRSP for the period January 2002–June 2003. This Progress Report (henceforth the Report) presents the results in the implementation of the PRSP presented to the Boards of the IMF and IDA on May 29th, 2002 and July 19th, 2002 respectively. The Report incorporates inputs from Government, civil society, and the donor community. The Joint Staff Assessment (JSA) on the Report addresses the following key areas: (a) Zambia’s macroeconomic framework; (b) progress in poverty reduction; (c) implementation of sector policies and programs; (d) public expenditure management; (e) monitoring and evaluation; (f) consultation; and (g) risks to the strategy.
Government of Republic of Zambia (2004), Zambia First PRSP Implementation Progress Report January 2002-June 2003, Ministry of Finance and National Planning.
Note that the government and the IMF agreed to an Extended Staff Monitoring Program in December 2003.
The 2004 budget is fully based on an ABB system and framed within a medium term budget framework, which was widely discussed with relevant stakeholders.
Changes in Infant Mortality Rate, Under Five Mortality Rate, and Maternal Mortality Rate could not be assessed, as data for the Living Conditions Monitoring Survey III 2003 are not yet analyzed.
The 30 percent representation in decision-making is stipulated by the 1997 Southern African Development Community (SADC) Gender Declaration.
Zambia’s regional development issues are addressed in Zambia Transitional National Development Plan (TNDP), a development plan that complements the PRSP in some areas.