Category: Policy Briefs

Mainstreaming Gender for Enhanced COVID-19 Rural Livelihood Recovery in Zambia

COVID-19 pandemic has revealed the role and importance of women in driving livelihood and resilience, particularly in agricultural settings. Pandemic-related restrictions have affected agricultural livelihoods whilst exposing inequalities across gender. Frequently cited statistics show, across sub-Saharan Africa, women contribute 60–80% of labour, producing food for household consumption and for sale. In Zambia, the agricultural sector…
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Economic Diversification in the Mining Sector.

Zambia boasts of several mineral resources within its geographical confines including copper, gemstones, manganese, uranium, and coal. However, since the start of mining in the 1930s the country has been heavily reliant on the copper mining sub-sector dwarfing the exploitation of other mineral resources. This has subjected the country to financial risk emanating from copper…
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Enhancing Health Financing through Tobacco Taxation

The burden of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in Zambia is on the rise, with 29% of all deaths attributable to NCDs. Given that NCDs are lifestyle diseases, this is a significantly high proportion, particularly since most of these diseases can be reduced by attending to the four main behavioral risk factors for NCDs which are tobacco…
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POLICY BRIEF ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF SMOKE-FREE LAWS IN ZAMBIA

Second-hand exposure to tobacco smoke has been linked to several health outcomes such as respiratory infections, ischemic heart disease, lung cancer, and asthma. Globally, about a third of the population is exposed to the harmful effects of smoking resulting in over 600,000 deaths every year.

STATE OF THE ECONOMY BRIEF (2021 ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE REVIEW AND OUTLOOK FOR 2022)

In 2021, the global economic outlook strengthened following the introduction of vaccination programmes and the easing of restrictions on domestic and international activity DOWNLOAD HERE.

AN ANALYSIS OF THE 2022 NATIONAL BUDGET FROM A DEBT PERSPECTIVE.

In 2017, Zambia was assessed as one of the countries that were at the verge debt distress by the IMF/ World Debt Sustainability Assessment (DSA). Between 2011 and 2021, Zambia’s debt has been on the rise and putting a huge burden on the treasury in terms of debt service. Download Here

Economic Recovery Programme (2020-2023) Versus Economic Stabilization and Growth Programme

In modern times, the economic damage of the Covid-19 pandemic has been unprecedented, shrinking the global economy by 3.5 percent, and the Zambian economy by about 3 percent in 2020. The disruptions in global supply chains, the reduction in consumer spending arising from containment measures, sent shockwaves across the world, with entire industries – such…
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STATE OF THE ECONOMY BRIEF: 2021 Mid-Year Economic Performance.

Zambia has continued to face the negative health and economic impacts of COVID-19 as the pandemic has now evolved into a more severe and contagious third wave. As at end June 2021, the total number of cumulative COVID-19 cases stood at 154,948 with a daily positivity rate of about 25 percent. For the first half…
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CTPD LAUNCHES STATE OF THE ECONOMY BRIEF

The Centre for Trade Policy and Development this morning launched its first ever Economic brief quarter one highlights and prospects for the second quarter.According to the brief, the macroeconomic outlook for the first quarter of 2021 seems to be abysmal, partly suggestive that the long journey to economic recovery is perhaps still at the take-off…
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AGRICULTURE MARKETING AND FINANCING IN ZAMBIA: A Fresh Lens from Tanzania

Recent policy developments in Zambia have shown that improving access to finance and addressingmarketing-related risks for smallholders can drive economy-wide growth Download Here