Country infoZambia

Population: 14.08 million (2012)
Per Capita Income: USD 1,350/year (2012)
Poverty rate*: 60% (2010)
Literacy rate: 61% (2012)
Human Development Index: 163rd out of 187 countries (2012)


Zambia has experienced political stability since its independence in 1964 together with a decade of rapid economic growth (average annual growth 6.4%). This growth has not translated into significant poverty reduction, with 60 % of the population living under the poverty line and 42% living in extreme poverty. Zambia is on track to meet two of eight Millennium Development Goals. Significant challenges remain in addressing maternal mortality (591 deaths/100,000 live births), preventing new HIV infections, secondary school education, increasing access to clean water and sanitation, and sustainable environmental development. The universal primary education enrolment goal is likely to be reached although concerns remain on the quality of education received.

Sources: indexmudi, UNDP, UNICEF, World Bank
*The percentage of the population living below the national poverty line.

Archived project
E-learning for upper primary school children
Impact Network


The project aimed to extend e-learning education to upper primary school grades (children aged 11 to 15) in the villages of Joel and Kanyelele, to enable students to continue their education.

Read more