The basic response for ActionAid Zambia is to build active citizens and strengthen the responsiveness of those in decision making position. ActionAid Zambia’s actions will emphasize transferring power and authority from a few elites and centralized structures to the broader citizenry and to local and inclusive structures.
Zambian citizens are often disappointed that those elected renegade on their campaign promises, and are powerless to hold them to account. Worse still, the typical citizen has limited information and access to structures or platforms for engagement and is usually unaware of such opportunities.
The ActionAid Zambia governance programme has two pillars – one on participatory democracy, in particular, deepening democracy starting at the local level is at the core of the ActionAid Zambia's governance work, and the other on economic justice with particular emphasis on tax justice.
ActionAid’s international #TaxPower campaign has been implemented at national level within Zambia. We aim to contribute significantly by sharing case studies, publishing research, influencing regional and international groupings and sharing best practices in campaigning.