The Seventh National Development Plan (also known as 7NDP) was born out of Zambia's aspiration to be a prosperous middle-income country by 2030. To achieve this aspiration, it is imperative that the country articulates the processes, interventions and actions that will propel development towards this desired state.
Part I contains the overview of the 7NDP and the population's opinions on development. Part II outlines the development context, including past performance and opportunities and challenges of Zambia’s development. The current situation of the economy, at both national and sectoral levels, is presented in the third section; this part also describes the macroeconomic framework in which the plan will be executed. Part IV describes what it needed to move towards Vision 2030 and the 7NDP's conceptual framework, goals and the strategic objectives. Part V presents the plan's strategic areas, which are economic diversification and job creation; poverty and vulnerability reduction; developmental inequality reduction; human development enhancement; and the creation of a conducive governance environment for a diversified and inclusive economy. Financing is discussed in Part VI, while Part VII discusses the plan's implementation and coordination as well as the monitoring and evaluation framework.