Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme

A UN-HABITAT programme in cooperation with the European Commission and the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Secretariat. Read more

Zambia Phase 2

The population of Zambia in 2010 was 13.1 million, up from 9.9 million in 2000, of which 5.1 million (39 percent) live in urban areas, which makes Zambia one of the most urbanised countries in Africa. The urban population of Zambia is mainly concentrated in Lusaka and the Copper Belt Cities of Ndola and Kitwe. In these cities, more than 70 percent of the population lives in unplanned settlements (Zambia National Urban Profile 2009). Despite various development programmes that are carried out by Non-Governmental Organisations working together with Council officials and Resident Development Committees in a number of Improvement Areas, the situation in the informal settlements in Zambia is worsening. Urban poverty is on the increase, while on the other hand, the capacity of local governments to provide adequate bulk infrastructure services is decreasing. Physical infrastructure and services in these informal urban areas are either missing or inadequate, and otherwise in poor condition. (Zambia National Urban Profile 2009)


Profiled Cities
Lusaka,Kitwe, Livingstone

Current Status

Phase 1: Urban Profiling – completed
Phase 2: Action Planning and Programme Document Formulation – completed
Phase 3: Project Implementation – planned