Coping with the Dual Effects of a Recession and a Pandemic: Safeguarding Lives and Livelihoods

This Social Sector budget brief explores the extent to which the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) will support Social Sector needs in the country in 2021. The brief analyses the size and composition of budget allocations to the social sector for the fiscal year 2021, as well as spending trends for the past few years, in order to inform policy, strategies and legislation with the potential to save lives and sustain livelihoods. The budget brief aims to synthesise complex budget information and offer recommendations to support budget execution to help bring about improvements for the wellbeing of the Zambian people.