To expand Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programs, the Zambian government is working to strengthen labor supply and skill policies. The government is working with businesses to provide on-the-job training and to promote the growth of formal jobs by subsidizing social security payments for low-wage jobs.
The government is investing in large-scale infrastructure projects to boost the country's economic growth and reduce unemployment. This effort will improve the country's infrastructure in order to sustain manufacturing growth.
Foreign investment is not restricted. Most sectors allow FDI (foreign direct investment)—increased foreign investments in the real estate and infrastructure sectors have boosted construction activity.
Copper mining and processing, construction, emerald mining, beverages, food, textiles, chemicals, fertilizer, and horticulture were the major revenue-generating industries in Zambia. Following the global drop in copper demand, the government has focused on boosting the manufacturing, agriculture, transportation and communication, construction, and wholesale and trade industries.
Currently, the government is working to boost the healthcare, pharmaceutical, e-commerce, and information technology industries.