Zambia is a low-income Sub-Saharan country with a GNI p.c. of 450 US $ in 2005 rising to 1480 US $ in 2015. Remarkably, its business climate has deterioriated with its WB Doing Business ranking dropping from 67th place in 2005 to 111th in 2015. Reforms have been achieved in the field of starting a business which would take 35 days in 2005, but only 6.5 days in 2015 and in the field of registering property which used to take 70 days in 2005, but only 45 in 2015. On the other hand, enforcing contracts is today much more difficult and time-consuming: requiring 16 procedures and 274 days in 2005 as against 35 procedures and 611 days in 2015.
Zambian employers’ national and international interests are being represented by the Zambia Federation of Employers (ZFE). In 2007 DECP undertook a fact-finding mission to contact the ZFE and it concluded a partnership agreement in 2009. Cooperation between ZFE and DECP has concentrated on the basics of an effective and efficient employers organisation such as finances, information technology, communication with members and with the media, services for members and support for the organisation of the “Employer of the Year Award”.

Zambia ZFE works on new strategy and business agenda

July 2017

zambia ZFE works on new strategy and business agenda

Zambia ZFE happy with membership pack

April 2017

Zambia A major upgrade of ZFE's ICT infrastructure

September 2016

Zambia The ZFE presents its Manifesto to the government

April 2016

Zambia ZFE Board retreat

February 2016

2 Workshops in Nairobi

December 2015

Zambia Rethinking Advocacy

October 2015

Zambia Employer of the Year Award

December 2014

Zambia New CRM becomes backbone of ZFE's work processes

October 2014

Zambia Upgrading the Zambia Federation of Employers' newsletter

March 2014

Zambia ZFE and DECP to enhance lobbying efforts

August 2013

Zambia Big increase in membership for the Zambia Federation of Employers

October 2012

Zambia Job Evaluation requires special skills

August 2012

Zambia A stronger position for the Zambian Federation of Employers

March 2012

Zambia Acquiring the technique of Job description and Job evaluation

September 2011

The Employer of the Year Award in Zambia

October 2010

Workshop 'Result oriented communication' held in Zambia

May 2010

Employer of the Year Award organised by the Zambia Federation of Employers

October 2009

Mission and workshops in Zambian Federation of Employers

October 2008