Category: Public Finance Policy Briefs

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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STATE OF THE ECONOMY BRIEF

The Zambian economy, as is the case with many economies, is facing the negative impacts of the Covid-19 globalhealth pandemic. Coupled with an already deteriorating macro-economic outlook at the onset of the pandemic,the economy slid into a recession in 2020 as economic growth shrunk by 3.0 percent (ZSA, 2021). Nonetheless,the economy is now set for…
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2020 CTPD Budget Analysis Report

he 2020 National Budget was presented under the theme “Focusing national priorities towards stimulating the domestic economy” and prioritizes creating fiscal space, ensuring debt sustainability and dismantling domestic arrears (GRZ, 2019). The 2020 National Budget seeks to improve the fiscal position of the government, put debt accumulation on a more sustainable path and stimulate domestic…
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2019 CTPD’s Economic Outlook for Zambia

This Economic and Trade Policy Outlook considers how global and local factors would affect Zambia Economic growth prospects, macroeconomic stability and sector performance.

Implications on Public Debt on Expenditure towards Children.

The accumulation of unsustainable debt, among the world’s heavily indebted poor countries, has resulted in poor developmental progress for children. Since the 1990s, the United Nations Children’s Fund has been voicing out its concern about the plight of children in indebted poor countries, driven by spending on servicing external debt ratherthan on basic health and…
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Weathering the Storm of Rising Public Debt: Options for Public Debt Management and Debt Re-structuring in Zambia

Rising public debt is a growing concern in most African countries. It has now become more apparent that the burden of Africa’s debt has become so excruciating and acts like an albatross on the neck of the African economies and its people. What is even more worrisome about Africa’s rising public debt is the fact…
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