The Women's Information for Development Network is the place for information on the status of women and girls in Zambia. WIDNet was initiated and is spearheaded by the Zambia Association for Research & Development (ZARD) and funded by the International Institute for Communication and Development (IICD). A network of ten partner organizations, we contribute to the socio-economic development and improved livelihoods of women and girls by sharing our information and resources.
WIDNet collects information and knowledge from a range of sources and then makes it available to you here, along with details of what we do, how we can help you and ways of networking with others.
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The State, Privatization and the Public Sector in Zambia, by Fred Mutesa
This publication traces how Zambia made tremendous achievements during the era of state led economic development, with real progress in the provision of social services and construction of infrastructure countrywide. In comparison to the colonial record, the newly independent Government’s achievements were truly remarkable. This research is part of a regional series investigating the scope and impact of privatization in Zambia, and helps to analyze trends in global trade and how globalization is impacting on African economies. It is a valuable source of information for trade unionists, civil society activists, analysts and academics interested in a progressive viewpoint in the debate.
Visit the ZARD Resource Centre to read the full report.
The Report of the Annual Conference on African Women in Political Leadership Held at Hotel Intercontinental, Lusaka 7th to 9th June 2010 on the Theme: “Our Politics is Now: Moving Beyond the Rhetoric of Women’s Political Participation” Organized by the African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET) in collaboration with the Zambia Association for Research and Development (ZARD) and the Non Governmental Organisations Coordinating Council (NGOCC.
This workshop was organized by Zambia Association for Research and Development (ZARD) in collaboration with the Gender in Development Division (GIDD) of Cabinet Office with financial assistance from UNIFEM –Southern Africa. The report is a presentation of proceedings of the working Programme facilitated by South African consultant, Debbie Budlender. The meeting was attended by participants from GIDD, Ministry of Finance and National Development (MFND), Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives (MACO), and members of civil society organizations.
The Zambia Association for Research and Development (ZARD) under its Information and Coalition Building programme and Women’s Information Development Network (WIDNet) project officially opened its new Training Centre on the 15th of April, 2010.
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