Zambia: Population and National Development (RAPID Booklet)
|The Ministry of Finance and National Planning; HPI, TO1|
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As stated in Vision 2030, Zambia's ambitious national development goal is to become a prosperous middle-income nation over the next generation. This booklet asks the question: What is the importance of population factors to the ability of the country to achieve its national vision in coming decades?
Since the mid-1980s, Zambia has recognized high population growth as an obstacle to socioeconomic development. In 1989, Zambia adopted a population policy as part of the Fourth National Development Plan (1989–1993) as a way to mitigate the impact of a rising population on economic growth, social development, and adverse health outcomes. Since then, national plans and strategies—such as Zambia's Vision 2030 Statement, poverty reduction strategy papers, and national development plans—have identified rapid population growth as a key factor to be addressed to improve economic, social, and health indicators. The purpose of this briefing book is to explore the impact of rapid population growth on various social and economic sectors and to provide decisionmakers with policy recommendations to help address high population growth. It revisits the relationship between population and development and identifies some challenges Zambia will face in achieving middle-income status by 2030 should population growth continue at the current pace.
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|Document Type:||RAPID Materials|
|No. of Pages:||60|
|Keywords:||FP/RH, Unmet Need, RAPID|