Active Grants: 0

GDP (current US$): 25.81 billion (2017)

Population: 17.09 million (2017)

Major Partners

INFORM Risk Rating: 4.1

Risk data from INFORM, a global open-source risk assessment for humanitarian crises and disasters, uses a scale from 0-10, with 10 as the highest level of risk.

Primary Hazards

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GFDRR supports activities to strengthen disaster and climate resilience in this country. Additional information forthcoming.

Grants Awarded by GFDRR 2007 - Present

World Bank Engagements 2012 – Present

Project Description
Guarantee for Scaling Solar
$3.5 million | Start date: 02/2017 (Ongoing)

The Project Development Objective is to increase solar electricity generation capacity and diversify electricity generation resources in Zambia. The project is to be financed on a limited recourse basis with a maximum debt to equity ratio of 75:25.

Zambia Integrated Forest Landscape Project
$17 million | Start date: 05/2017 (Ongoing)

The Project Development Objective is to improve landscape management and increase environmental and economic benefits for targeted rural communities in the Eastern Province and to improve the Recipient’s capacity to respond promptly and effectively to an Eligible Crisis or Emergency.

Additional Financing for Zambia Strengthening Climate Resilience (PPCR Phase II)
$14.6 million | Start date: 06/2018 (Ongoing)

This Project Paper (PP) seeks the approval of the Executive Directors to provide an Additional Financing (AF) loan and grant in the amount of USD 14.6 million to the Republic of Zambia to scale up activities of the ongoing Zambia Strengthening Climate Resilience.