Category: Policy Briefs

AN-ANALYSIS-OF-THE-INCENTIVES-AVAILABLE-TO-THE-TOBACCO-INDUSTRY

The tobacco industry continues to promise good revenues and a competitive commercial, trade and industrial base for the country. As such, the industry is characterized by various industry interference activities…
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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.…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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.…
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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…
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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…
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