Human Development Index Ranking (UNDP, 2020)
Population ( UNFPA, 2021)
18.9 milion

Volunteer statistics (ILO)*

Source: ILOSTATS. The data is collected by ILO from national statistical offices. As national statistics on volunteer work are produced using a variety of approaches and tools, direct and cross-country comparisons are not recommended. For more information, visit

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Measurement work

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Laws, Policies, Schemes on Volunteering

Does the country have a piece of legislation on volunteering?

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Does the country have a national policy, scheme, plan or strategy specific to volunteering?

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Does the country have a sectoral and cross-sectoral policy, scheme, plan or strategy that mentions volunteering?

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VNR Reporting

Zambia Sustainable Development Goals Voluntary National Review 2020

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Reporting positive contribution of volunteering to the SDGs

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CSOs, including the youth, were actively involved in the SDG awareness campaigns. In this respect, CSOs identified SDG targets that related to their mandate and contributed in raising awareness for specific SDGs. For instance, the Alliance for Accountability Advocates Zambia, in partnership with UN agencies in Zambia particularly United Nations Volunteers, United Nations Fund for Population Activities and United Nations Development Programme organised a National Youth Conference under the theme "Engaging the Youth in Monitoring and Accountability of the Sustainable Development Goals-SDGs for a Sustainable Zambia”. The conference attracted over 200 youth from all the 10 provinces.

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