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CSPR has been working with Ministry of Commerce to ensure that Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises contribute tangibly to the reduction of poverty in.
Jan 18, 2018



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 ZambiaFriday, January 19th, 2018 at 11:42pm

We are extending an Invitation from one of our Partner organizations, NGO Coordinating Council - NGOCC, for a TV Programme with the Zambian Justice Minister, Honourable Given Lubinda, MP as he outlines the country's constitutional review process and progress on the contentious NGO Act. CSPR and other CSOs have objected to the enforcement of the NGO Act because in its current form, it suppresses the enjoying of our basic fundamental freedoms which are guaranteed by the Republican Constitution. It must therefore be re-looked at if we value Human Rights and empowerment as a starting point in uplifting the weak and vulnerable in our society.

Date: 19 January, 2018
Time 20:30
TV Station: Prime Television (DSTV, Topstar and GoTV)
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CSPR Zambia added 3 new photos.Thursday, January 18th, 2018 at 11:18pm
18.01.18. CSPR Parliamentary Submission on the Role of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises in reducing Poverty.

MSMEs in Zambia have immense potential for job creation, economic growth, poverty reduction and a starting point for industrialization. Government must operationalize the MSME policy of 2008 and include entrepreneurship skills in basic education. Click on the link below to read more about our submission to parliament.
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CSPR ZambiaWednesday, January 10th, 2018 at 9:48pm
We are back from the Holidays! Our Offices are officially open between 08:00hrs and 17:00hrs from Monday to Friday every Week, except on public holidays! If you are interested in supporting or being part of our Network this year get details from our website on: We will soon share the requirements for a Community Based CSO to become a Member... Wishing you all a fruitful 2018!
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CSPR ZambiaWednesday, January 10th, 2018 at 9:39pm
Happy 2018! Watch this short Video of CSPR's approach Social Accountability!
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CSPR ZambiaTuesday, December 19th, 2017 at 6:47pm
Radio Alert!

Catch us today between 09:00 - 11:00 hrs on Radio Christian voice (106.1 FM) as we discuss the "Planning and Budgeting Policy" with Action Aid.

Engage with us on our page and on Twitter @CsprZambia and follow the discussion.
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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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