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Supporting the Development Bank of Zambia

Name of the intervention: Supporting the Development Bank of Zambia
Location: Zambia
Partner: Development Bank of Zambia (DBZ)
Year: 2021 - 2022

Output Area 2


The ICR Facility is providing tailor-made technical assistance to selected Development Finance Institutions. The banks can choose the topics of the support based on their priorities.​


The Development Bank of Zambia (DBZ) is Zambia’s premier Development Finance Institution. The Bank recently launched its 2020 – 2024 Strategic Plan, and aims to diversify its activities into new areas. 

The entrance into these areas will position the Bank to play a catalytic role in the development of the Financial sector in Zambia and to cover markets that are underdeveloped or missing. The Bank intends to execute these through the development of appropriate, targeted market products.  

DBZ has thus chosen to receive capacity building on a series of financial products and instruments in order to develop its offer for Zambian firms. 14 trainings are planned on a variety of topics, including blended finance, capital market instruments (e.g. social impact bonds) and public-private partnerships.

Further information

The Development Bank of Zambia

Prospero Zambia

Technical Assistance Factsheet