Country Strategy for Development Cooperation with Zambia 2014–2017
Cooperation with Finland's seven longterm development partner countries is based primarily on individual, goal-oriented country programmes, the starting point for which is the development plan each country has made for itself. In addition, the main operational guidelines of Finland’s development policy apply.
In accordance with EU recommendations, each country programme tries to contain at least three areas of development cooperation. The aim is that the partner country will lead the coordination of development cooperation in the implementation.
The Country Strategy defines indicators to use to monitor the progress of development cooperation in the partner country, and to evaluate the effectiveness of Finland’s activities.
Objectives of the Finnish Development Cooperation with Zambia:
- To increase and diversify agriculture production and productivity
- To develop diversified and competitive export led value adding manufacturing sector, increase exports and establish a National Science Technology and Innovation System and increase in the growth, productivity and profitability of micro and small enterprises
- To reduce the rate of deforestation, wildlife depletion and degradation of heritage sites, land and wetlands
- To support the Government of the Republic of Zambia’s capacity to implement SNDP for improved service delivery