Category: CTPD in the News

Enhancing Community Participation and Consultation for an Effective Constituency Development Fund (CDF)

In the year 2023, Zambia saw an increase in the allocation of funds to the Constituency Development Fund (CDF), rising from ZMK 25.7 million per constituency in 2022 to an…
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Constituency Development Fund (CDF) To The Rescue?

This feature argues that whereas the increase in the allocation of Constituency Development Fund (CDF) by the government has moved to support sub-national levels of government such as Ward Development…
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REFLECTIONS ON THE PERFORMANCE OF THE ECONOMY WITHIN THE FIRST HALF OF THE YEAR

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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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CTPD CONCERNED WITH THE WEAK GOVERNANCE AND OVERSIGHT FUNCTIONS AT FIC.

The Centre for Trade Policy and Development (CTPD) is deeply concerned with President Hakainde Hichilema’s delay in appointing the Board of Directors of the Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC).

CSOS IN ZAMBIA LAUNCH THE “SAVE ZAMBIA FROM TOBACCO CAMPAIGN” TO ADVOCATE FOR STRONG TOBACCO CONTROL POLICIES TO PROTECT PUBLIC HEALTH.

The Centre for Trade Policy and Development (CTPD) in collaboration with the Centre for Primary Care Research (CPCR) has launched a campaign dubbed “Save Zambia from Tobacco” aimed at advocating…
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CTPD’S EXPECTATIONS ON THE UPCOMING BANK OF ZAMBIA MPC ANNOUNCEMENT.

The Bank of Zambia (BoZ) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) is scheduled to announce its monetary policy decision on Wednesday, 17th May 2023. This pivotal announcement arrives at a critical juncture…
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CTPD CALLS FOR GOVERNMENT ACTION IN STRENGTHENING THE LEGAL FRAMEWORK FOR PROTECTING LOCAL COMMUNITIES RIGHTS TO LAND.

With the increasingly adverse impacts of climate change disproportionately affecting vulnerable and marginalized communities, the Centre for Trade Policy and Development (CTPD) is deeply concerned about the ongoing environmental violations…
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CTPD CALLS FOR INCREASED BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP TRANSPARENCY IN ZAMBIA’S MINING SECTOR.

The Centre for Trade Policy Development (CTPD) is calling on Government and mining companies to enhance transparency in the mining sector by increasing beneficial ownership disclosure.