Increasing Social Sector Spending for Sustained Inclusive Development

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 2022. The brief analyses the size and composition of planned budget allocations to the social sector for the fiscal year 2022, as well as spending trends for the past few years. The aim is to inform policy, strategies and legislation that invest in Zambia’s human capital, and in doing so, have 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.