Friday, 23.04.2021 - Friday, 23.04.2021 - Lusaka, The Radisson Blu Hotel

Social Protection – Policy Makers Forum 2021

Comprehensive, inclusive social protection programmes shield individuals from vulnerability and poverty. This can be made possible through sustainable social protection financing is possible through national budgets.

Exploring the Feasibility of National Financing for Social Protection Systems in Zambia

The Zambian Government has shown committement to reducing poverty and vulnerability among its population in general and for the poor and vulnerable segments of society in particular through various interventions with the flagship programme of the Social Cash Transfer Program.

Strengthening social protection support mechanisms includes increasing government social services expenditure, tax policy as well as developing a sustainable social protection framework with sustainable financing mechanisms. In as much as cooperating partners support is important, we need as a country to find ways and means to sustainably fund social protection. The ILO indicates that there is fiscal space “room” for national governments to fund social protection from national resources (budgets). What Zambia requires therefore, is political commitment - “will” - towards ensuring sustainable financing mechanisms for social protection.

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
Zambia Office

6 Nalubutu Road Off Addis Ababa Road,
Plot Number 1346,
P.O. Box 30554,

Rhodespark, Lusaka, Zambia

+260 211 295579
+ 260 211 295615-16
+ 260 211 295591

info(at)fes-zambia.org

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