"The purpose of this study on Zambia is to present an overview of current trends, risks and opportunities for conflict mitigation. The study highlights potential areas of concern, and will conclude with recommendations to guide strategy aimed at mitigating any potential resort to violent conflict. Seven qualitative indicators serve as the primary categories for establishing the causes and potential remedies of conflict. These are: Governance and political institutions, The role of civil society, The security sector, Social and ethnic relations and Economic structure and performance. Natural resources and national development as well as external factors"