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Reflecting on COP28: Insights into Global Climate Governance.

IN DECEMBER 2023, the world’s focus turned to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for the 28thConference of Parties (COP28). The summit marked a milestone in the ongoing global…
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A Closer Look at the G20 Common Framework’s Principle of Comparability of Treatment – Part 2

In our previous opinion piece, we delved into the principle of Comparability of Treatment (CoT) and why it poses challenges for Zambia’s ongoing debt restructuring efforts. The discussion highlighted how…
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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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CTPD CALLS FOR MORE COLLABORATION IN AREAS OF RESEARCH ANDDATA SHARING TO ENHANCE EVIDENCE BASED ENVIRONMENTALPOLICIES.

The Centre for Trade Policy and Development (CTPD) Applauds ZANACO, Worldview Institute, and Bridging Gap Solutions for collaborative efforts in Environmental Conservation. DOWNLOAD FULL ARTICLE HERE

CTPD URGES GOVERNMENT TO FURTHER STRENGTHEN CDF GUIDELINES

The current state of the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) guidelines prompts the Centre for Trade Policy and Development (CTPD) to call upon the governments further consideration, specifically in mine host…
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RETHINKING THE IMPLICATIONS OF MINERAL TAX COLLECTION IN US DOLLARS FOR THE KWACHA AND FOREIGN EXCHANGE MANAGEMENT IN ZAMBIA

In this week’s article, I explore the consequences of the government collecting mineral taxes in US dollars rather than the local currency, the kwacha. I explore potential considerations and solutions…
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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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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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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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