CSPR Zambia

The Civil Society for Poverty Reduction (CSPR) is a civil society network that has been building the voice for poor in the fight against poverty. It was established in 2000, primarily to ensure that civil society effectively and meaningfully participates in the design, formulation and implementation of the National Development Plans (NDP) and further monitor the NDPs to ensure government provides a means by which Zambia can effectively strategize on reducing the escalating levels of poverty. Since the third quarter of 2000, and in response to an invitation from the Zambian Government, the civil society in Zambia has been participating in the process of formulating and monitoring the NDP for the country, and hence sought the need to form a network that would enhance the effectiveness of this participation. This move was mainly meant to: Coordinate and collaborate civil society’s participation in the NDP and thus ensure wider participation from all stakeholders; Disseminate and exchange information on issues of poverty reduction in general and the NDP in particular to local and international partners; Be the representative voice of civil society in lobbying government to exercise greater responsibility and good governance and thus extend the necessary political will and commitment to poverty reduction activities; and Strengthen lateral learning among civil society and therefore build financial and technical capacities among civil society and other stakeholders for them to fully engage in the PRSP development
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CSPR Zambia added 3 new photos.Friday, December 8th, 2017 at 7:19pm
Water is Life!

CSPR has partnered with Action Aid to implement the “Water is Life” project in Nalolo district, Western Province considering women’s struggle for the right to water.

This week, we have been presenting the findings of the Community service delivery monitoring score cards and consolidating individual score card reports into a district Monitoring report on water and sanitation issues.

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CSPR ZambiaTuesday, December 5th, 2017 at 7:52pm
The Minister of Finance today presents the The Public Finance Management - Bill. CSPR along with other CSOs have been advocating for this bill as it will provide for an institutional and regulatory framework for the management of public funds; strengthening of accountability, oversight, management and control of public funds in the public financial management framework and the enhancement of cash management systems to ensure efficient and effective utilization of cash for the Government.

Follow the discussion @CSPRZambia on Twitter and share your thoughts on it.
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CSPR Zambia added 5 new photos.Friday, December 1st, 2017 at 12:47am
Members of Parliament from the Parliamentary Committees on health, agriculture and African Parliamentarians Network Against Corruption visited CSPR and CSO-SUN's offices this morning. This was a CSO lobby meeting to advance for the Sustainable Diets agenda and enactment of the Planning and Budgeting Bill. CSPR also shared the Civil Society position on the Planning and Budgeting Bill and urged MPs to support a Law which will espouse values of Transparency, Accountability and Citizenry Participation in public financial management.
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CSPR Zambia updated their cover photo.Thursday, November 30th, 2017 at 3:21am
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CSPR Zambia added 5 new photos.Thursday, November 30th, 2017 at 2:25am
The Social Protection Week Continues!

Follow our discussions on Twitter @CSPRZambia on the Upcoming Social Protection bill and the Challenges and opportunities for Comprehensive Social Protection in covering the Informal sector.

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Enhancing Social Accountability in the 7th NDP

Animation on promoting social accountability for enhanced public service provision in the 7th NDP


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