The Civil Society for Poverty Reduction (CSPR) is a civil society network that has been building the voice for poor in the fight against poverty. It was established in 2000, primarily to ensure that civil society effectively and meaningfully participates in the design, formulation and implementation of the National Development Plans (NDP) and further monitor the NDPs to ensure government provides a means by which Zambia can effectively strategize on reducing the escalating levels of poverty.


  • Patrick Mucheleka Executive Director
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  • Postal:
    Civil Society for Poverty Reduction Zambia (CSPR)
    Private Bag E89
    Postnet No 302

    Plot No 6703
    Chiwalamabwe Road
Area of Expertise

  • Research and policy analysis
  • Civic participation and advocacy
  • Governance and institutional development


Major Current Activities

  • Coordinate and collaborate civil society‚Äôs participation in the NDP and thus ensure wider participation from all stakeholders;
  • Disseminate and exchange information on issues of poverty reduction in general and the NDP in particular to local and international partners;
  • Be the representative voice of civil society in lobbying government to exercise greater responsibility and good governance and thus extend the necessary political will and commitment to poverty reduction activities; and
  • Strengthen lateral learning among civil society and therefore build financial and technical capacities among civil society and other stakeholders for them to fully engage in the PRSP development