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CENTRAL BANK’S TIGHTER MONEY POLICIES THREATEN PRIVATE SECTOR EXPANSION, WARNS CTPD.

The Centre for Trade Policy and Development (CTPD) is concerned over the Bank of Zambia’s recent policy action which significantly raises the statutory reserve ratio (SRR) for commercial banks. Announced…
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ZAMBIA’S TRADE PERFORMANCE OVERVIEW FOR 2023

The year 2023 was a period of significant economic challenges globally and domestically, influencing Zambia’s trade performance. The Centre for Trade Policy and Development (CTPD) offers a comprehensive reflection on…
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TACKLING INEQUALITY AND POVERTY IN ZAMBIA’S CHALLENGINGECONOMIC LANDSCAPE

As the year 2023 draws to a close, an examination of Zambia’s economic landscape reveals anation grappling with a multitude of macroeconomic challenges. These issues, including thesoaring cost of living,…
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CTPD’S ANALYSIS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE 2024 NATIONAL BUDGET.

The 2024 National Budget marks a significant milestone as it represents the third budget under the UPND administration, and also follows Zambia’s Debt Restructuring Agreement with Bilateral Creditors under the…
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ANTICIPATING THE 2024 NATIONAL BUDGET: CTPD’S EXPECTATIONS AND PRIORITIES.

With the nation eagerly awaiting the announcement of the 2024 National Budget, the Centre for Trade Policy and Development (CTPD) stands equally poised, fully aware of its pivotal role in…
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CTPD CALLS FOR AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUENCY DEVELOPMENT FUND ACT FOR EFFECTIVE DECENTRALIZATION AND UTILIZATION OF CDF.

In a bid to foster equitable development and empower local communities, the Centre for Trade Policy and Development (CTPD) calls upon Government to prioritise the amendment of the Constituency Development…
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CENTRE FOR TRADE POLICY AND DEVELOPMENT (CTPD)’S EXPECTATIONS AS PARLIAMENT OPENS TOMORROW

As the nation awaits the President’s address to parliament, the Centre for Trade Policy and Development (CTPD) has several expectations and key concerns that should be addressed in the forthcoming…
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CTPD CONCERNED WITH IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CONSTITUENCY DEVELOPMENT FUND OUTSIDE THE INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT PLANS

As Zambia strives to make its public debt sustainable, it becomes imperative to scrutinize theperformance of taxation as a pivotal instrument for domestic resource mobilization. Thisapproach is crucial to curb…
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CTPD CALLS FOR THE INCLUSION OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENTS (CDAS) IN THE LEGAL FRAMEWORKS.

With calls for investment in the various economic sectors by the government, it is important to recognize the numerous implications that come with investments such as environmental degradation and loss…
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CTPD URGES GOVERNMENT TO BOOST PACRA’S RESOURCING FOR ACCURATE BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP INFORMATION.

The 2022 Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC) Trends Report highlights a concerning trend of incorporating companies with obscured beneficial ownership for illicit activities and externalizing funds. Such activities fly in the…
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