Category: CTPD in the News

2023 BUDGET EXPECTATIONS FOR THE MINING SECTOR.

Mining continues to be the backbone of Zambia’s economy accounting for over 10 percent of GDP and over 70 percent of export earnings. The sector also positions itself as a significant source of domestic revenue generation. Additionally, it continues to be a source of employment for many Zambians.

LEVERAGING AFRICA’S EXTRACTIVE SECTOR FOR NUTRITION AND FOOD SECURITY FINANCING.

On 13 July 2022, Tax Justice Network Africa (TJNA), Oxfam, Centre for Trade Policy, and Development (CTPD) in partnership with Africa Union (AU) Economic Social and Cultural Council (ECOSOCC) will be convening a dialogue on ‘Leveraging Africa’s extractive sector for nutrition and food security financing’ at the Radisson Blu, in Lusaka Zambia.

CTPD WELCOMES PARLIAMENTARY CONSULTATIONS ON THE DRAFT 8TH NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN.

The Centre for Trade Policy and Development (CTPD) welcomes the parliamentary consultations on the 8th National Development Plan (8NDP) as this is key in terms of making progress towards finalization of the plan, a process which is was way overdue.

CTPD URGES LOCAL AUTHORITIES TO ENHANCE THE ENFORCEMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF SMOKE-FREE LAWS IN THE COUNTRY.

The Centre for Trade Policy and Development (CTPD) is urging local authorities in collaboration with Law Enforcement Agencies to enhance the enforcement and implementation of smoke-free laws. The dangerous and harmful effects of tobacco consumption cannot be overstated – it is one of the leading causes of non-communicable diseases such as lung cancer, ischemic heart…
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CTPD CALLS FOR WATER SECURITY TO BE AT THE CENTRE OF PLANETARY RESTORATION.

The World celebrated World Environment Day 2022 that falls on 5th June annually yesterday, The Centre for Trade Policy and Development (CTPD) is calling for enhanced protection and management of water sources especially forest areas to enhance water security and biodiversity generation for sustainable socio-economic development, and clean and safe drinking water for local communities.

CTPD CALLS ON GOVERNMENT TO ENHANCE INVESTMENTS TOWARDS ACTUALIZING THE POTENTIAL OF THE DIGITAL ECONOMY

The Centre for Trade Policy and Development (CTPD), calls on the new administration to put more investment and resources towards developing a strong digital and entrepreneur led Zambian economy, driven by skilled MSMEs, particularly those led by the younger generation.

CTPD CALLS FOR MORE SUPPORT TOWARDS WOMEN IN THE INFORMAL SECTOR.

International workers day, which in many countries, Zambia alike, is known as Labour Day was commemorated on May 1st, 2022. This day sought to celebrate the contribution of the workers to the labour force.It has been noted over the years that informal setups/Government in Zambia, women tend to enjoy certain in-service privileges such as mother’s…
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GENDER INEQUALITIES AND VALUING OF WOMEN’S WORK.

Inequality has a negative impact on women, and this is reflected in all industries, including mining, manufacturing, trade, and agriculture. This article focuses on trade, specifically small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs), and the inequalities that affect them.  

REVIEW THE MINERAL RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT POLICY OF 2013

The Mineral Resources Development Policy (MRDP) of 2013 came into effect in July 2013. It replaced the 1995 mining policy which aimed at encouraging private investment in the exploration and development of new large and small-scale mines to exploit base metals, gemstones, energy and industrial minerals. The policy also aimed at encouraging downstream processing.

DOES THE DIGITAL ECONOMY OFFER OPPORTUNITIES FOR DOMESTIC RESOURCE MOBILISATION?

In this week’s Monday opinion, we explore the digital economy, and its potential for Domestic Resource Mobilization (DRM) in Zambia. This article will focus on harnessing tax opportunities within the Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) sector DOWNLOAD FULL ARTICLE HERE