The Development Bank of Zambia (DBZ) was established in 1972 pursuant to section 3 of the DBZ Act Chapter 363 of the Laws of Zambia as a joint venture between the Government, Public Sector Financial Institutions, the local private sector and foreign institutions. We are committed to tackling poor and costly access to capital for investment and removing micro-level structural rigidities that hinder public and private investment growth, productivity, wealth, and employment creation.

We endeavor to develop Zambia and empower its citizens by providing short, medium and long term financing and technical assistance to our clients.

Our objective is to be the leading authority in development finance in Zambia.


To influence the environment for access to finance for development by offering innovative, tailor made financing solutions, advisory and technical support to viable local enterprises.


The preferred high impact economic development partner.


Providing short, medium and long term finance to support the Government of the Republic of Zambia’s economic development strategies of growth, wealth and job creation, poverty reduction, infrastructure development and improved service delivery.
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