The Millennium Challenge Account-Zambia (MCA-Zambia) is a unit established under the Ministry of Finance and National Planning to coordinate the development of an investment programme or ‘Compact’ supported by the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC). MCC is a US government agency that provides large-scale grants to fund country-led solutions for reducing poverty through sustainable economic growth.
MCC requires that countries preparing the Compact undertake a Constraints Analysis (CA) in order to ensure that the projects proposed address critical constraints to growth and poverty reduction. The CA embedded below examined how growth could be translated into increased household incomes, resulting in reduced poverty. It also prioritised barriers to economic growth and poverty reduction and addressed relevant aspects of gender, social analysis and the environment. Further information can be found at their website - www.mcaz.gov.zm
An Analysis of Constraints to Inclusive Growth in Zambia 2011