Zambia has been classified as a least developed country (LDC), and is characterized by a large rural population and increasingly high poverty levels, and therefore faces particular development challenges related to climate change impacts that increase vulnerability for people and livelihoods.

Zambia has made significant progress in its climate finance readiness (CFR) as evidenced in the development of the NCCP and NCCRS. However, there have been delays in the operationalization of both the strategy and the policy because Cabinet has to approve and adopt them first.

This study was conducted between October 2013 and November 2014. The fieldwork behind the study was concluded in July 2014, and thus every attempt has been made to ensure the data referenced is factual up until this date.

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