The Zambia Development Agency (ZDA) was established in 2006 to promote trade and investment in Zambia through an efficient, effective and coordinated private sector led economic development strategy.

ZDA is responsible for trade development, investment promotion, enterprise restructuring, development of green fields’ projects, small and enterprise development, trade and industry fund management, and contributing to skills training development in Zambia.

The Agency is a semi autonomous institution with its Board of Directors appointed, by the Minister of Commerce Trade and Industry. The Board comprises members of the public and private sector as well as civil society organisations, while both the Chairperson and the Vice Chairperson are appointed from the private sector. The organization has its head office in Lusaka and regional offices in Chipata, Kitwe, Kasama, Livingstone, Mansa, Solwezi and Mongu.

ZDA Director General since 2014 is Patrick Chisanga, a prominent consultant in corporate affairs, who was appointed to take ZDA and investments in Zambia, particularly in non-traditional export sectors, to a new high.