In Zambia, the Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy (NIMD) provides support to political parties on a fully inclusive and strictly impartial basis. All parliamentary parties are eligible for support, whether in government or in the opposition.
With the support of NIMD, Zambia’s political parties have founded the Zambian Centre for Inter-party Dialogue (ZCID), which is instrumental in creating political consensus on democratic reforms. NIMD also supports the institutional development of political parties in Zambia.
NIMD provides this support on a fully inclusive and strictly impartial basis: all parliamentary parties are eligible for support, whether in government or in the opposition. The allocation of funding is based on modalities determined by ZCID. NIMD respects these modalities.
In 2009 the amounts received by the parties under individual contracts with NIMD are as follows:
UNIP: € 14,285
NDF: € 14,285
ULP: €12,931 (due to underspending)
PF: € 14,285
FDD: No contract signed in 2009
These amounts have been verified by a chartered accountant. In 2010, no contracts have been signed by NIMD and the political parties. Consequently, none of the parties has received any funds from NIMD in 2010.
NIMD and ZCID are currently discussing matters relating the partnership, which we hope will be resolved in a few weeks.