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Zambia met the graduation criteria for the first time in 2021.

Report of the 2021 Triennial Review forthcoming.

Zambia met the graduation criteria for the first time in 2021, having passed the income and human assets index thresholds.  To be considered for graduation, Zambia needs to meet the criteria again at the Committee for Development Policy (CDP)'s 2024 Triennial Review. * Data below is from the 2018 triennial review.  Data for the 2021 review will be published soon.  

Gross national income (GNI) per capita*

Value: $ 1,561


Inclusion: $ 1,025
Graduation: $ 1,230
Income-only: $ 2,460

Human assets index (HAI)*

Value: 58.6


Inclusion: 60 or below
Graduation: 66 or above

HAI indicators*

Under-five mortality rate
Value: 63.4
Index: 67.6
Source: UN IAG for Child Mortality Estimation
Gross secondary school enrolment ratio
Value: 42.7
Index: 36.6
Source: CDP
Percentage of population undernourished
Value: 45.9
Index: 31.8
Source: FAO
Adult literacy rate
Value: 83.0
Index: 77.3
Source: UNESCO
Maternal mortality rate
Value: 224
Index: 81.7
Source: UN IAG for Maternal Mortality

Economic vulnerability index (EVI)*

Value: 40.5


Inclusion: 36 or above
Graduation: 32 or below

EVI indicators*

Value: 16,591,390
Index: 27.6
Source: UN/DESA, Population Division
Share of population in low elevated coastal zones
Source: CIESIN
Value: 80.5
Index: 88.1
Source: CDP
Instability of exports of goods and services
Value: 13.5
Index: 28.3
Source: UN/DESA, Statistics Division
Merchandise export concentration
Value: 0.66
Index: 66.1
Source: UNCTAD
Victims of natural disasters
Value: 2385
Index: 81.1
Source: EM-DAT
Share of agriculture, forestry and fishing in GDP
Value: 5.9
Index: 8.3
Source: UN/DESA, Statistics Division
Instability of agricultural production
Value: 7.6
Index: 33.0
Source: FAO