Project for Mainstreaming Productivity, Occupation Safety and Health (OSH) and Social Security in Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) through Digital Inclusion in Zambia

Zambia was identified as a pilot country for implementation of the AUC-ILO Joint Programme on Decent Work for the Transformation of the Informal Economy with a focus on mainstreaming Productivity, OSH and Social Security in MSMEs in the Informal Economy.

The African Union Commission granted Zambia technical assistance to develop an integrated strategy on OSH and productivity as a means of facilitating for the formalisation of the informal economy.

The overall goal of the strategy is to ensure sustained growth of MSMES through Decent Work. As part of implementation of the strategy, the Government of the Republic of Zambia was given further support to deliver Productivity, OSH and Social Security services to MSMEs in the informal economy through digital inclusion in response to the Covid-19 crisis.


AUC-ILO Zambia Digital Inclusion Project Progress Final Report December
Final Report MLSS 22 December 2021

By Yvonne Kanenga Nawila
Ministry of Labour and Social Security
National Productivity Development Department, Zambia