Reprioritising social development policies that deliver evidence-based quality services for all is key in the attainment of the 2030 Agenda.
This is according to the Ministry of Community Development and Social Services, Permanent Secretary, Angela Kawandami, when she delivered the national statement for Zambia during the 62nd Session of the Commission for Social Development at the United Nations Headquarters in New York this week.
Kondwami stated that a National Development Plan was in place to set out the strategic direction, development priorities, and implementation strategies for the country.
This, she explained, called for investment in human capital development to actualise Zambia’s national vision of increasing innovation, social wellbeing, equality, and productivity.
“The the integration of population variables in development planning has been prioritized and that Zambia remained resolute in putting in place measures that would accelerate progress on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda,” she said.
Kawandami also said Zambia remained committed to enhancing the allocation of resources to the social sector to build people’s resilience against shocks and risks, promote employment, enhance access to quality education, and healthcare among others.
She added that Zambia was also committed to improving accountability, transparency, and capabilities of the social sector in order to enhance service delivery.
“To this effect, the digitisation of service delivery in the social sector has been prioritised,” she said.
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