Article Type: Brief
Target Audience: Policymaker, Researcher, Practitioner
Publisher/Author: Partnership for Economic Inclusion
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Resources| Publication| October 26, 2022

PEI Results Stories 2022: Moving beyond "Survival" towards "Opportunity" in Zambia

The Government of Zambia has an ambitious vision to build an inclusive economy that “provides opportunities for the well-being of all.” The World Bank is supporting this agenda through the Girls’ Education and Women’s Empowerment and Livelihoods (GEWEL) project, which, among other interventions, is testing an innovative approach around economic inclusion programming to increase poor women’s access to livelihood opportunities. It includes a comprehensive package of activities for beneficiaries, including training, mentoring, and productivity grants.

In collaboration with the Partnership for Economic Inclusion (PEI), the Government and Bank teams are working on complementing these activities by securing access to markets for beneficiaries through a pilot intervention that is in its final design stages and is expected to be carried out in 2022/23.