Dorothy, a widowed mother of eight and sole provider for her family, with some of the produce she sells.

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Mobile Technology For Data Collection In Zambia

A massive scale-up of the government's social cash tranfser programme necessited a major rethink of the data collection process. This is where WFP's Mobile Delivery and Tracking unit stepped in with an innovative technical solution.





Zambia was reclassified by the World Bank as a lower middle income country in 2011. While it has maintained an admirable economic growth rate at over 6 percent for the past decade, Zambia's human development indicators remain static, with the country still ranking 163 out of 186 countries in the 2012 Human Development Index. Zambia's population is 13 million, with 61 percent living in urban and 39 percent in rural areas. 

Zambia hosts SUN Business Network Conference


On November 7, the Government of Zambia launched the SUN Business Network. With the support of WFP and the National Food & Nutrition Commission (NFNC), the conference in Lusaka united businesses leaders with the government, civil society, the United Nations, donors, and researchers to collectively develop strategies that will work towards the goals of the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) movement. A total of 54 countries have joined the movement, in which Zambia has become a model country for its efforts to develop policies and strategies to improve access to nutritious food for everyone. 


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