Due to the continued high levels of poverty in the country despite the country recording positive economic growth for over a decade averaging around 6-7% GDP, there is need for interventions that promote strong economic social linkages. CSPR has recognized the need for programs that seek to directly (not through services such as education or health) help people raise their incomes and standards of living. CSPR has further recognized that Economic Empowerment promotes the poor’s ability to achieve their rights and wellbeing while also reducing household poverty, increasing economic growth and productivity, and increasing efficiency.


To enhance the capacity of the poor to participate in, contribute to and benefit from growth in ways that recognize the value of their contributions and make it possible to negotiate a fairer distribution of the benefits of growth


  • Enhance capacity of the poor and vulnerable to come out of the cycle of poverty through supporting livelihood initiatives of state and the private sector such as economic empowerment and sustainable livelihood programs.

  • Mobilise the poor and vulnerable citizens to actively participate in deciding their development priorities and engage the policy makers and implementers to integrate their priorities in the policies, implementation plans and budgets.

  • Facilitate research into economic activities and capacities of the people living in poverty to provide alternative views on government pro-poor planning and budgeting.

  • Facilitate civil society participation in Formulation; Monitoring and Evaluation of the NDPs and quality of basic service delivery to enable the target beneficiaries have access to services that are meant to reduce poverty among the poor and vulnerable in Zambia.

Program Coordinator

Edward Musosa