The Human Truth Foundation

Zambia (Republic of Zambia)

http://www.humantruth.info/zambia.html

By Vexen Crabtree 2013

#zambia

Zambia
Republic of Zambia
StatusIndependent State
Social and Moral Index136th best
CapitalLusaka
Land Area 743 390km21
LocationAfrica
Population17.4m2
Life Expectancy61.22yrs (2017)3
GNI$3 218 (2017)4
ISO3166-1 CodesZM, ZMB, 8945
Internet Domain.zm6
CurrencyKwacha (ZMK)7
Telephone+2608

1. Overview

#UK

The territory of Northern Rhodesia was administered by the [British] South Africa Company from 1891 until it was taken over by the UK in 1923. During the 1920s and 1930s, advances in mining spurred development and immigration. The name was changed to Zambia upon independence in 1964. In the 1980s and 1990s, declining copper prices, economic mismanagement and a prolonged drought hurt the economy. Elections in 1991 brought an end to one-party rule, but the subsequent vote in 1996 saw blatant harassment of opposition parties. The election in 2001 was marked by administrative problems with three parties filing a legal petition challenging the election of ruling party candidate Levy MWANAWASA. MWANAWASA was reelected in 2006 in an election that was deemed free and fair. Upon his abrupt death in August 2008, he was succeeded by his Vice President Rupiah BANDA, who subsequently won a special presidential by-election in October 2008. Michael SATA was elected President in September 2011.

CIA's The World Factbook (2013)9

Book CoverHome to an incredible diversity of wildlife, and some of Africa´s best-trained guides- visitors don´t just see wildlife, they get to know it. Get out into the bush where animals, both predators and prey, wander through unfenced camps, where night-time means swapping stories around the fire and where the human footprint is nowhere to be seen.

The rewards of travelling in Zambia are those of exploring remote, mesmerising wilderness as full of an astonishing diversity of wildlife as any part of Southern Africa. Where one day you can canoe down a wide, placid river and the next whitewater raft through the raging rapids of the Zambesi near world-famous Victoria Falls. Though landlocked, three great rivers, the Kafue, the Luangwa and the Zambezi, flow through Zambia, defining both its geography and the rhythms of life for many of its people. For the independent traveller, however, Zambia can be a logistical challenge, because of its sheer size, dilapidated road network and upmarket resort facilities.

For those who do venture here, the relative lack of crowds means an even more satisfying African journey.

"The World" by Lonely Planet (2014)10

2. Zambia National and Social Development

#economics #human_development #wealth

UN HDI (2021)11
Pos.Higher is better
Value11
1Switzerland0.962
2Norway0.961
3Iceland0.959
...
151Cameroon0.576
152Kenya0.575
153Congo, (Brazzaville)0.571
154Zambia0.565
155Solomon Islands0.564
156Comoros0.558
157Papua New Guinea0.558
158Mauritania0.556
Africa Avg0.56
World Avg0.72
q=191.
Gross National Income Per-Capita (2021)11
Pos.Higher is better
PPP $11
1Liechtenstein$146 830
2Singapore$90 919
3Qatar$87 134
...
159Sudan$3 575
160Benin$3 409
161Senegal$3 344
162Zambia$3 218
163Comoros$3 142
164Vanuatu$3 085
165Congo, (Brazzaville)$2 889
166Haiti$2 848
Africa Avg$5 339
World Avg$20 136
q=193.
Social & Moral
Development Index
12
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank12
1Norway25.2
2Denmark26.1
3Taiwan26.6
...
133Suriname83.2
134Sao Tome & Principe83.3
135Uganda83.4
136Zambia83.8
137Rwanda83.8
138Iran83.9
139Brunei84.2
140Timor-Leste (E. Timor)84.5
Africa Avg89.0
World Avg70.6
q=195.

The United Nations produces an annual Human Development Report which includes the Human Development Index. The factors taken into account include life expectancy, education and schooling and Gross National Income (GNI) amongst many others..

The Social and Moral Development Index concentrates on moral issues and human rights, violence, public health, equality, tolerance, freedom and effectiveness in climate change mitigation and environmentalism, and on some technological issues. A country scores higher for achieving well in those areas, and for sustaining that achievement in the long term. Those countries towards the top of this index can truly said to be setting good examples and leading humankind onwards into a bright, humane, and free future. See: Which are the Best Countries in the World? The Social and Moral Development Index.

Progress is always going to be difficult in a country where the richest 10% hold 44% of the country's entire income13.

3. Zambia's Demographics and Migration

#birth_control #demographics #health #immigration #life_expectancy #longevity #migration #overpopulation #population

Population:

Zambia's population is predicted to rise to 24.48 million by 2030. These millions of extra people will all need space to live, food to eat, energy to consume, and will increase the burden on the planet's resources. This country has a fertility rate of 6.30. The fertility rate is, in simple terms, the average amount of children that each woman has. The higher the figure, the quicker the population is growing, although, to calculate the rate you also need to take into account morbidity, i.e., the rate at which people die. If people live healthy and long lives and morbidity is low, then, 2.0 approximates to the replacement rate, which would keep the population stable. If all countries had such a fertility rate, population growth would end. The actual replacement rate in most developed countries is around 2.1.

Population2
Pos.2018
Population2
1China1.4b
2India1.4b
3USA327.1m
...
61Chile18.7m
62Kazakhstan18.3m
63Malawi18.1m
64Zambia17.4m
65Guatemala17.2m
66Ecuador17.1m
67Netherlands17.1m
68Syria16.9m
World Avg39.0m
q=195.
Life Expectancy
Higher is better
11
Pos.2021
Years11
1Monaco85.9
2Hong Kong85.5
3Japan84.8
...
170Togo61.6
171Niger61.6
172Kenya61.4
173Zambia61.2
174Botswana61.1
175Liberia60.7
176Equatorial Guinea60.6
177Cameroon60.3
World Avg71.28
q=195.
Fertility Rate
2.0 is best
14
Pos.201314
1N. Korea2.00
2Brunei1.99
3St Vincent & Grenadines2.01
...
173Uganda5.95
174Malawi5.98
175Timor-Leste (E. Timor)5.99
176Afghanistan6.03
177Mali6.16
178Zambia6.30
179Somalia6.30
180Niger6.96
World Avg2.81
q=180.
Old-Age Dependency Ratio
Lower is better
15
Pos.2016
Per 10015
1Uganda04.3
2Mali04.5
3Chad04.7
4Burkina Faso04.7
5Sierra Leone04.8
6Zambia04.8
7Eritrea04.9
8Gambia04.9
9Angola05.0
10Afghanistan05.0
11Zimbabwe05.0
12Nigeria05.1
World Avg18.3
q=185.

Migration:

Immigrants16
Pos.2017
%16
1UAE88.4%
2Kuwait75.5%
3Qatar65.2%
...
156Iraq1.0%
157Mexico0.9%
158Timor-Leste (E. Timor)0.9%
159Zambia0.9%
160Bangladesh0.9%
161Tanzania0.9%
162Mozambique0.8%
163Jamaica0.8%
World Avg9.4%
q=195.
Emigrants17
Pos.2010
%17
1Dominica104.8%
2Palestine68.4%
3Samoa67.3%
...
162Vanuatu1.6%
163Djibouti1.5%
164Timor-Leste (E. Timor)1.4%
165Zambia1.4%
166Cameroon1.4%
167Malawi1.4%
168Congo, DR1.3%
169N. Korea1.3%
World Avg11.5%
q=192.

4. Zambia's Human Rights, Equality & Tolerance

#equality #freedom #freethought #gender #gender_equality #homosexuality #human_rights #international_law #mass_media #misogyny #morals #politics #prejudice #religious_tolerance #slavery #tolerance #women

Compared to Africa (2020)18
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank18
1S. Africa56.3
2Seychelles67.0
3Namibia69.7
...
25Rwanda104.3
26Nigeria107.1
27Togo107.8
28Zambia108.8
29Algeria111.2
30Egypt113.6
31Libya115.0
32Congo, (Brazzaville)115.2
33Cameroon115.4
Africa Avg108.4
q=54.
Human Rights, Equality & Tolerance (2020)18
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank18
1Sweden9.2
2Norway14.7
3Denmark14.7
...
133Nigeria107.1
134Togo107.8
135Laos108.3
136Zambia108.8
137Maldives110.7
138Indonesia111.2
139Algeria111.2
140Uzbekistan111.3
World Avg87.7
q=199.

The best countries in the world at ensuring human rights, fostering equality and promoting tolerance, are Sweden, Norway and Denmark19. These countries are displaying the best traits that humanity has to offer. The worst countries are The Solomon Islands, Somalia and Tuvalu19.

The data sets used to calculate points for each country are statistics on commentary in Human Rights Watch reports, its nominal commitment to Human Rights, speed of uptake of HR treaties, supporting personal, civil & economic freedoms, supporting press freedom, eliminating modern slavery, opposing gender inequality, the rate of gender bias (from 7 indicators), the year from which women could participate in democracy, its success in fighting anti-semitic prejudice, LGBT equality and freethought. The regions with the best average results per country are Scandinavia, Baltic States and Europe19, whereas the worst are Melanesia, Micronesia and Australasia19.

For more, see:

Human Rights & Tolerance:

Nominal Commitment to HR
Higher is better20
Pos.2009
Treaties20
1Argentina24
2Chile23
3Costa Rica23
...
125Mauritania13
126Sri Lanka13
127Malawi13
128Zambia13
129Congo, (Brazzaville)13
130Ivory Coast13
131Afghanistan13
132Gambia13
Africa Avg14.8
World Avg15.1
q=194.
HR Treaties Lag
Lower is better21
Pos.2019
Avg Yrs/Treaty21
1Ecuador2.15
2Uruguay2.25
3Tunisia3.65
...
101Cambodia10.56
102Ghana10.64
103Croatia10.65
104Zambia10.81
105Iran10.81
106Albania10.94
107Israel10.97
108Armenia11.00
Africa Avg9.88
World Avg10.02
q=195.
Personal, Civil & Economic Freedom
Lower is better22
Pos.2014
Rank22
1Hong Kong1
2Switzerland2
3New Zealand3
...
100Uganda100
101Philippines101
102Honduras101
103Zambia103
104Mozambique103
105Argentina103
106Malawi106
107Thailand107
Africa Avg114.2
World Avg79.7
q=159.
Press Freedom
Lower is better23
Pos.201323
1Finland638
2Netherlands648
3Norway652
...
68Guyana2708
69Tanzania2734
70Kenya2780
71Zambia2793
72Mozambique2801
73Armenia2804
74Malawi2818
75Congo, (Brazzaville)2820
Africa Avg3511
World Avg3249
q=178.
Slavery
Lower is better
24
Pos.2018
% Victims24
1Japan0.03
2Canada0.05
3Taiwan0.05
...
105Benin0.55
106Venezuela0.56
107Haiti0.56
108Zambia0.57
109Gambia0.58
110Lithuania0.58
111Ivory Coast0.59
112Montenegro0.59
Africa Avg0.96
World Avg0.65
q=167.

Amnesty International's 2023-23 summary on human rights in Zambia stated:

The government committed to repealing the Defamation of the President law, amend the Public Order Act and abolish the death penalty. People with albinism suffered violent attacks, and LGBTI people‚€ôs rights were increasingly threatened. There was an increase in gender-based violence which disproportionately affected women and girls. Children and women continued to seek compensation for damage to their health caused by lead mining. The government fulfilled its promise to introduce free education. The right to housing was violated through forced evictions.

"The State of the World's Human Rights 2022/23" by Amnesty International (2023)25

Gender Equality:

Zambia is an unequal country, with male rights dominating those of women.

See:

Gender Inequality
Lower is better
26
Pos.201526
1Switzerland0.04
2Denmark0.04
3Netherlands0.04
...
121Uganda0.52
122Sao Tome & Principe0.52
123Iraq0.53
124Zambia0.53
125India0.53
126Zimbabwe0.54
127Gabon0.54
128Qatar0.54
Africa Avg0.54
World Avg0.36
q=159.
Gender Biases
Lower is better
27
Pos.2022
%27
1Sweden31.828
2New Zealand34.429
3Australia37.029
...
55Lebanon95.629
56Kenya95.729
57Tunisia96.829
58Zambia97.130
59S. Africa97.128
60Mongolia97.429
61Uzbekistan97.928
62Kyrgyzstan98.129
Africa Avg98.10
World Avg83.93
q=88.
Year Women Can Vote
Lower is better
Pos.0
Year
1New Zealand1893
2Australia1902
3Finland1906
...
132Malawi1961
133Paraguay1961
134Sierra Leone1961
135Zambia1962
136Uganda1962
137Monaco1962
138Algeria1962
139Morocco1963
Africa Avg1961
World Avg1930
q=189.

Prejudice:

LGBT Equality
Higher is better
31
Pos.2017
Score31
1Netherlands103
2Belgium90
3Sweden86
...
147Swaziland-14
148Kenya-14
149Singapore-15
150Zambia-15
151Bangladesh-17
152Tanzania-17
153Iran-19
154Malaysia-19
Africa Avg-10.4
World Avg12.6
q=196.
Freedom of Thought
Lower is better
32
Pos.202132
1Belgium1.0
2Netherlands1.0
3Taiwan1.0
...
106Mexico3.0
107El Salvador3.0
108Cambodia3.0
109Zambia3.3
110Vanuatu3.3
111Malawi3.3
112Ethiopia3.3
113Paraguay3.3
Africa Avg3.1
World Avg3.0
q=196.

5. Zambia's Health

#alcohol #birth_control #demographics #health #life_expectancy #longevity #obesity #overpopulation #parenting #population #smoking #vaccines #Zambia

Compared to Africa (2020)33
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank33
1Mauritius64.5
2Morocco73.1
3Eritrea77.0
...
25Kenya107.9
26Senegal108.0
27Zimbabwe109.3
28Zambia109.9
29Sierra Leone110.9
30Benin111.3
31Madagascar111.5
32Niger113.1
33Congo, DR113.1
Africa Avg108.2
q=54.
Health (2020)33
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank33
1Monaco13.0
2Hong Kong18.3
3Maldives41.0
...
152Senegal108.0
153Zimbabwe109.3
154Dominican Rep.109.4
155Zambia109.9
156Sierra Leone110.9
157Benin111.3
158Haiti111.4
159Madagascar111.5
World Avg93.5
q=196.

The countries with the best overall approach to public health, in terms of both public policy and individual lifestyle choices, are Monaco, Hong Kong and The Maldives34. These countries are worth emulating. And, although often through no fault of the average citizen, the worst countries are The Marshall Islands, S. Sudan and Palau34.

The data sets used to calculate points for each country are its average life expectancy, its alcohol consumption rate, its fertility rate, its smoking rate, its suicide rate, its food aid and health contributions and WHO compliance, the prevalence of overweight adults, its adolescent birth rate and its immunizations take-up. The regions with the best average results per country are Scandinavia, Asia and The Mediterranean34, whereas the worst are Micronesia, Australasia and Africa34.

For more, see:

Health:

Zambia is a pretty unhealthy country. Zambia does better than average when it comes to its smoking rate35 and in its alcohol consumption rate36. When it comes to most other metrics, Zambia does not do well. It does worse than average for its food aid and health contributions and WHO compliance37 (still good for Africa), its immunizations take-up38, its adolescent birth rate26 and in its average life expectancy11. And finally, it sits amongst the bottom 20 for its fertility rate14 (one of the highest in Africa). The prevalence of overweight adults has increased by 14% during the past 40 years. Life expectancy in Zambia in 1990 was 47.9yrs, much lower than the global average of 64.6. It improved by +14.9yrs in the 30 years from then, almost double the global average of +7.9yrs.

Life Expectancy
Higher is better
11
Pos.2021
Years11
1Monaco85.9
2Hong Kong85.5
3Japan84.8
...
170Togo61.6
171Niger61.6
172Kenya61.4
173Zambia61.2
174Botswana61.1
175Liberia60.7
176Equatorial Guinea60.6
177Cameroon60.3
Africa Avg62.79
World Avg71.28
q=195.
Alcohol Consumption
Lower is better
36
Pos.2016
Per Capita36
1Bangladesh0.0
2Kuwait0.0
3Libya0.0
...
75Costa Rica4.8
76Guinea-Bissau4.8
77Myanmar (Burma)4.8
78Zambia4.8
79Zimbabwe4.8
80Lesotho5.0
81Suriname5.1
82Nicaragua5.2
Africa Avg4.8
World Avg6.2
q=189.
Fertility Rate
2.0 is best
14
Pos.201314
1N. Korea2.00
2Brunei1.99
3St Vincent & Grenadines2.01
...
173Uganda5.95
174Malawi5.98
175Timor-Leste (E. Timor)5.99
176Afghanistan6.03
177Mali6.16
178Zambia6.30
179Somalia6.30
180Niger6.96
Africa Avg4.31
World Avg2.81
q=180.
Smoking Rates
Lower is better
35
Pos.201435
1Guinea 15
2Solomon Islands 26
3Kiribati 28
...
32Mauritania 135
33Bhutan 155
34Chad 156
35Zambia 165
36Gambia 166
37Paraguay 166
38Nigeria 173
39Guinea-Bissau 175
Africa Avg 340
World Avg 819
q=182.
Food Aid, Health Contributions & WHO Compliance
Lower is better
37
Pos.2017
Rank37
1Sweden1
2Ireland2
3Denmark3
...
79Poland79
80Uruguay80
81Dominican Rep.81
82Zambia82
83Croatia83
84Indonesia84
85Bolivia85
86Kyrgyzstan86
Africa Avg117.0
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Overweight Adults
Lower is better39
Pos.2016
%39
1Vietnam18.3
2India19.7
3Bangladesh20.0
...
31Philippines27.6
32Sierra Leone27.7
33Tanzania27.7
34Zambia27.8
35Togo28.1
36Mali28.1
37Indonesia28.2
38Somalia28.4
Africa Avg33.3
World Avg49.0
q=191.

Children's Health:

Adolescent Birth Rate
Lower is better
26
Pos.2015
Per 100026
1N. Korea0.5
2S. Korea1.6
3Switzerland2.9
...
154Guyana88.0
155Nicaragua88.8
156Guinea-Bissau89.5
157Zambia90.4
158Kenya90.9
159Central African Rep.91.9
160Togo92.0
161Lesotho92.7
Africa Avg87.5
World Avg47.9
q=185.
Infant Immunizations 2011-2015
Higher is better
38
Pos.2015
Avg %38
1Hungary99.0
2China99.0
3Uzbekistan98.9
...
142Canada85.2
143Guatemala85.2
144Togo84.3
145Zambia84.2
146Congo, (Brazzaville)83.6
147Cameroon83.3
148Laos83.3
149Djibouti82.6
Africa Avg81.7
World Avg88.3
q=194.

6. Zambia's Modernity and Learning

#education #intelligence #it_security #modernity #religion #religiosity #research #science #secularisation #technology #the_internet

Compared to Africa (2020)40
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank40
1S. Africa52.8
2Egypt70.4
3Tunisia73.4
...
14Zimbabwe101.8
15Algeria103.4
16Guinea-Bissau106.0
17Zambia107.9
18Ethiopia108.4
19Rwanda112.3
20Cape Verde116.3
21Swaziland118.0
22Gabon118.3
Africa Avg120.7
q=53.
Modernity & Learning (2020)40
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank40
1Finland8.4
2Taiwan10.0
3Switzerland15.1
...
141Paraguay104.4
142Turkmenistan105.3
143Guinea-Bissau106.0
144Zambia107.9
145Ethiopia108.4
146Nepal110.8
147El Salvador111.1
148Guatemala111.7
World Avg83.2
q=205.

Modernity and Education:

Research & Development
Higher is better
Pos.2016
% RDP PPP
1S. Korea4.2941
2Israel4.1141
3Japan3.5841
...
79Nepal0.3042
80Kuwait0.3043
81Pakistan0.2943
82Zambia0.2844
83Botswana0.2545
84Armenia0.2443
85Sudan0.2346
86Uruguay0.2345
Africa Avg0.36
World Avg0.84
q=126.
Secondary Education
Higher is better
47
Pos.201847
1Luxembourg100.0%
2Estonia100.0%
3Austria100.0%
...
119Bangladesh46.7%
120St Lucia46.0%
121Thailand44.8%
122Zambia44.3%
123El Salvador42.8%
124Namibia41.1%
125Syria41.0%
126Sao Tome & Principe40.8%
Africa Avg34.4%
World Avg63.0%
q=169.
Length of Schooling
Higher is better
48
Pos.2021
Years48
1Australia21.1
2New Zealand20.3
3Greece20.0
...
147Cambodia11.5
148Lebanon11.3
149Rwanda11.2
150Zambia10.9
151Myanmar (Burma)10.9
152N. Korea10.8
153Benin10.8
154Burundi10.7
Africa Avg11.0
World Avg13.5
q=193.
Intellectual Endeavours
Lower is better
37
Pos.2017
Rank37
1Ukraine1
2Czechia2
3Hungary3
...
151Gabon151
152Sierra Leone152
153Cambodia153
154Zambia154
155Paraguay155
156Tanzania156
157Equatorial Guinea157
158Guyana158
Africa Avg106.4
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Religiosity
Lower is better
49
Pos.2018
%49
1China3
2Estonia6
3Czechia7
...
95Morocco91
96Guinea-Bissau91
97Philippines91
98Zambia91
99Afghanistan92
100Burkina Faso93
101Tanzania93
102Indonesia93
Africa Avg87.0
World Avg54.3
q=106.
IQ
Higher is better50
Pos.200650
1Hong Kong108
2Singapore108
3S. Korea106
...
106Tanzania72
107Kenya72
108S. Africa72
109Zambia71
110Jamaica71
111Ghana71
112Namibia70
113Togo70
Africa Avg70.6
World Avg85.6
q=138.

Technology and Information:

Internet Users
Higher is better
51
Pos.201651
1Iceland100%
2Faroe Islands99%
3Norway98%
...
153Algeria20%
154Nicaragua19%
155Uganda19%
156Zambia19%
157Tajikistan19%
158Cameroon18%
159Pakistan18%
160Nepal17%
Africa Avg18.4%
World Avg48.1%
q=201.
IT Security
Lower is better
52
Pos.201352
1Ireland0.11
2Luxembourg0.11
3Belize0.11
...
28Guinea-Bissau0.67
29Uzbekistan0.69
30Moldova0.71
31Zambia0.76
32Kenya0.77
33Cameroon0.77
34Burkina Faso0.79
35Ivory Coast0.82
Africa Avg1.07
World Avg0.98
IPv6 Uptake
Higher is better
53
Pos.2017
Ratio53
1Belgium55.4
2Germany41.8
3Switzerland35.1
...
72Lithuania0.1
73Vanuatu0.1
74Iran0.1
75Zambia0.1
76Panama0.1
77Croatia0.1
78Costa Rica0.1
79Serbia0.1
Africa Avg0.04
World Avg3.82
q=176.

7. National Culture

#charity #corruption #happiness #morals #politics

World Giving Index
Higher is better
54
Pos.2022
%54
1Indonesia68.0
2Kenya61.0
3USA59.0
4Australia55.0
5New Zealand54.0
6Myanmar (Burma)52.0
7Sierra Leone51.0
8Canada51.0
9Zambia50.0
10Ukraine49.0
11Ireland49.0
12Czechia48.0
Africa Avg38.2
World Avg39.6
q=125.
Corruption
Higher is better
55
Pos.2022
Points55
1Denmark90.0
2Finland87.0
3New Zealand87.0
...
116Ukraine33.0
117Mongolia33.0
118El Salvador33.0
119Zambia33.0
120Algeria33.0
121Angola33.0
122Philippines33.0
123Kenya32.0
Africa Avg32.31
World Avg42.98
q=180.
Happiness
Higher is better
56
Pos.2018
Score56
1Finland7.6
2Norway7.6
3Denmark7.6
...
122Egypt4.4
123Mozambique4.4
124Kenya4.4
125Zambia4.4
126Mauritania4.4
127Ethiopia4.4
128Georgia4.3
129Armenia4.3
Africa Avg4.29
World Avg5.38
q=156.
Creativity & Culture
Lower is better
37
Pos.2017
Rank37
1Belgium1
2Netherlands2
3Estonia3
...
146Nigeria146
147Equatorial Guinea147
148Angola148
149Zambia149
150Pakistan150
151Guinea-Bissau151
152Syria152
153Liberia153
Africa Avg117.8
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Open Trading, Aid & Development
Lower is better
37
Pos.2017
Rank37
1Ireland1
2Denmark2
3Sweden3
...
118Guyana118
119Colombia119
120Congo, (Brazzaville)120
121Zambia121
122Nigeria122
123Pakistan123
124Lithuania124
125St Lucia125
Africa Avg96.7
World Avg82.0
q=163.

8. Peace Versus Instability

#2010s #extremism #human_development #peace #politics #religious_violence #terrorism

Global Peace Index
Lower is better
57
Pos.2023
Score57
1Iceland1.12
2Denmark1.31
3Ireland1.31
...
60Greece1.89
61Bosnia & Herzegovina1.89
62Jordan1.90
63Zambia1.90
64Cyprus1.90
65Serbia1.92
66Armenia1.93
67France1.94
Africa Avg2.29
World Avg2.07
q=163.
Peacekeeping & Security
Lower is better
37
Pos.2017
Rank37
1Samoa1
2S. Africa2
3Tunisia3
...
54Australia54
55Italy55
56Mauritius56
57Zambia57
58Romania58
59Vietnam59
60Malawi60
61Brazil61
Africa Avg83.6
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Refugees & UN Treaties
Lower is better
37
Pos.2017
Rank37
1Austria1
2Germany2
3Netherlands3
...
52Slovakia52
53UAE53
54Macedonia54
55Zambia55
56Lithuania56
57Ukraine57
58Croatia58
59Bangladesh59
Africa Avg104.5
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Impact of Terrorism
Lower is better
58
Pos.2019
Score58
1Togo0.00
2Mongolia0.00
3Swaziland0.00
...
34Latvia0.23
35S. Korea0.30
36Macedonia0.30
37Zambia0.31
38Djibouti0.32
39Bulgaria0.37
40Albania0.42
41Cyprus0.42
Africa Avg3.41
World Avg2.78
q=150.

9. The Natural Environment

#biodiversity #climate_change #deforestation #over-exploitation #the_environment

Forest Area Change 1990-2015
Higher is better
59
Pos.2015
%59
1Iceland+205.6
2Bahrain+144.4
3Uruguay+131.3
...
131Eritrea-06.8
132St Lucia-06.9
133Portugal-07.5
134Zambia-07.9
135Brunei-08.0
136Panama-08.4
137Madagascar-08.9
138Colombia-09.2
Africa Avg-08.0
World Avg+02.8
q=184.
Environmental Performance
Higher is better
60
Pos.201860
1Switzerland87.4
2France84.0
3Denmark81.6
...
114Honduras51.5
115Sudan51.5
116Oman51.3
117Zambia51.0
118Grenada50.9
119Tanzania50.8
120China50.7
121Thailand49.9
Africa Avg46.4
World Avg56.4
q=180.
Energy to GDP Efficiency
Higher is better61
Pos.201461
1Hong Kong26.32
2Sri Lanka20.00
3Panama17.86
...
93Mongolia06.06
94Belarus05.81
95Niger05.81
96Zambia05.71
97Canada05.56
98China05.52
99Nepal05.35
100Iran05.32
Africa Avg07.42
World Avg09.29
q=119.
Convention on Biological Diversity
Earlier is better
Pos.0
Signed
1China1993 Dec 29
2Guinea1993 Dec 29
3Cook Islands1993 Dec 29
...
25St Lucia1993 Dec 29
26Tunisia1993 Dec 29
27Norway1993 Dec 29
28Zambia1993 Dec 29
29Australia1993 Dec 29
30Peru1993 Dec 29
31Philippines1994 Jan 06
32Uruguay1994 Feb 03
Africa Avg1899 Dec 30
World Avg1899 Dec 30
q=197.
Rational Beliefs on the Environment
Higher is better62
Pos.2011
%62
1Argentina78.3%
2Greece77.6%
3Brazil77.1%
...
57Sri Lanka43.1%
58Djibouti42.8%
59Burundi42.0%
60Zambia41.9%
61Singapore41.6%
62Ukraine41.5%
63Jordan41.4%
64India41.2%
Africa Avg38.3%
World Avg39.9%
q=145.

10. Economic Inequality and Poverty

#capitalism #economics #health #inequality #life_expectancy #poverty #social_development

Inequality in Life Expectancy
Lower is better63
Pos.201963
1Iceland2.40
2Singapore2.50
3Hong Kong2.50
...
151Swaziland25.10
152Malawi25.10
153Tanzania25.30
154Zambia26.50
155Uganda27.20
156Sudan27.40
157Afghanistan28.30
158Gambia28.50
Africa Avg26.10
World Avg14.59
q=184.
Income Inequality (Gini Coefficient)
Lower is better64
Pos.2017
%64
1Ukraine25.0
2Belarus25.4
3Slovenia25.4
...
145Botswana53.3
146Brazil53.3
147Mozambique54.0
148Lesotho54.2
149Central African Rep.56.2
150Zambia57.1
151Namibia59.1
152S. Africa63.0
Africa Avg42.6
World Avg38.1
q=152.
Multidimensional Poverty
Lower is better65
Pos.2018
Severity65
1Armenia.001
2Ukraine.001
3Serbia.001
...
74Togo.249
75Rwanda.259
76Mauritania.261
77Zambia.261
78Uganda.269
79Afghanistan.272
80Tanzania.273
81Sudan.279
Africa Avg.264
World Avg.154
q=101.

11. Religion and Beliefs

#belief #buddhism #christianity #god #hinduism #islam #judaism #religion #religiosity #secularisation

Religiosity (2018)49
Pos.Lower is better
%49
1China3
2Estonia6
3Czechia7
...
91Honduras90
92Cameroon90
93Rwanda90
94Liberia90
95Morocco91
96Guinea-Bissau91
97Philippines91
98Zambia91
99Afghanistan92
100Burkina Faso93
101Tanzania93
102Indonesia93
103Mali94
104Pakistan94
105Ethiopia98
106Senegal98
World Avg54.3
q=106.
Disbelief In God (2007)66
Pos.Higher is better
%66
1Vietnam81
2Japan65
3Sweden64
...
102Azerbaijan0
103Algeria0
104Yemen0
105Zambia0
106Tanzania0
107Malaysia0
108Haiti0
109Iraq0
110Guinea0
111Ghana0
112Jordan0
113Gambia0
114Kenya0
115Ethiopia0
116Afghanistan0
117Egypt0
World Avg9.9
q=137.

Data from the Pew Forum, a professional polling outfit, states that in 2010 the religious makeup of this country was as follows in the table below67:

Christian97.6%
Muslim0.5%
Hindu0.1%
Buddhist0.1%
Folk Religion0.3%
Jewish0.1%
Unaffiliated0.5%

The CIA World Factbook has slightly different data, and states: Christian 50%-75%, Muslim and Hindu 24%-49%, indigenous beliefs 1%68.

The International Humanist and Ethical Union produced a report in 2012 entitled "Freedom of Thought" (2012)69, in which they document bias and prejudice at the national level that is based on religion, belief and/or lack of belief. Their entry for Zambia states:

The constitution and other laws and policies protect freedom of religion or belief. However, the government requires Christian instruction in public schools. The classes are conducted in both the Catholic and Protestant traditions and are mandatory for all students through grade seven.

2010 IRF report (US International Religious Freedom report).
In "Freedom of Thought" by IHEU (2012)70.

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There isn't much information in the database for Zambia, most likely because it is either a part of another country (i.e., a territory or possession) and therefore most international statistics are counted for the country as a whole, or, this is such an exotic place that little data exists about it.