Reform Coordination Division
The Reform Coordination Division (RCD) headed by a National Coordinator is a division within Cabinet Office responsible for coordinating the implementation of high impact reforms and innovations in the Public and Private Sector in order to facilitate improved public service delivery, industrialisation and creation of formal employment. The reforms and innovations are outlined in the Seventh National Development Plan (7NDP) and other key strategic documents such as the Industrialisation and Job Creation Strategy (IJCS).
The Division also benchmarks Zambia’s reform programmes with similar reform programmes using reports like the World Bank Doing Business report, the Global Competitiveness report and related benchmarking report.
The Reform Coordination Division was formed in 2015 to continue with the work of the Private Sector Development Reform Programme (PSDRP II). PSDRP II was responsible for coordinating the implementation of Private Sector Development (PSD) reforms across Government. PSDRP II, which was a tripartite arrangement of Government, Private Sector and Cooperating Partners, was implemented from 2006 to 2015. In 2014, the PSD stakeholders resolved that the work PSDRP II was undertaking was necessary and needed to be mainstreamed into the Public Service. In this regard, PSDRP II was formally mainstreamed into Government as the Private Sector Development, Industrialisation and Job Creation (PSDIJC) Division at Cabinet Office in 2015.
In August 2017, after a review, the name was changed to the Reform Coordination Division. The name change was meant to better reflect the Division’s core business of coordinating reforms, programmes and initiatives aimed at industrialisation and job creation across Government. The change was also in line with the draft Cabinet Office restructuring plan that proposes the establishment of a division within Cabinet Office to coordinate the implementation of reforms and innovations.