Capacity of Zambian cities to provide basic services for rapidly growing urban populations. (e.g. urban land use, slums, water and sanitation, waste management, public private partnerships, housing, electricity, crime and health) to support robust urban development.

The Zambian Government is currently in the process of finalising a National Urban Policy (NUP) that will facilitate planning and management of urbanisation nationwide. The NUPs broad scope provides an excellent opportunity to consolidate the link between evidence-based research and policy.