The United Nations (UN) System in Zambia and the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) have placed their collective aspirations for supporting transformation in this new and innovative Zambia–United Nations Sustainable Development Partnership Framework
. The Partnership Framework fully reflects the high ambition of the Sustainable Development Agenda 2030 and takes a strongly Human Rights Based Approach.
The UN and the GRZ, acting in partnership, will coordinate closely in implementing the Partnership Framework. The Partnership Framework has been built from the outset with a shared purpose: Delivering Transformation as One. It differs from its predecessor (the United Nations Development Assistance Framework)
by focusing on partnership, in recognition that Zambia is now a lower middle-income country. It abides fully by the strengthened guidelines for UN Country Teams in Delivering as One countries.
The Partnership Framework is valued at $806 million, and it aims to achieve transformational results in support of Zambia’s development priorities in the period of 2016-2021.