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Zambia

The World Bank has partnered with Zambia since 1955 to support the country's development projects including mining, infrastructure and health. The Country Assistance Strategy focuses on two main points: investing in infrastructure and improving revenue management. Infrastructure projects, which make up the majority of the World Bank's portfolio, will increase regional integration, open new economic opportunities for all Zambians and close gaps between rural and urban areas.

Population
13.4 Million
GDP per capita
$1,425
GDP growth
6.7%
Life Expectancy
49
Income Level
Low
Poverty Ratio
66.3 %
Country Portfolio
Active Bank projects 12
Proposed Bank projects 3
Start of Bank partnership Sept 1965
Total Bank Investment $3,751 (billions)

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Country Data
year 2008
71%
Literacy rate, adult total (% of people ages 15 and above)
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Zambia takes action to arrest malaria resurgence

With World Bank support, treated mosquito nets have arrived at Chikakala Village in Mpika district, Zambia, before the rains increase the risk of malaria.

Controlling Malaria

A concerted effort by Zambia to raise awareness about malaria is achieving results.
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