Knowledge Note

Zambia gained independence from British rule in 1962. Since then, it has been a peaceful country and has made efforts towards improving its economic and social condition. In recent years, Zambia experienced significant economic growth with its gross domestic product nearly doubling between 2000 and 2008 from 3.6 to 6.3 percent.1 However, over two-thirds of the population subsists on less than US $1.25 per day