Category: Public Finance Press Statements

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’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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ANTICIPATING THE 2024 NATIONAL BUDGET: CTPD’S EXPECTATIONS AND PRIORITIES.

With the nation eagerly awaiting the announcement of the 2024 National Budget, the Centre for Trade Policy and Development (CTPD) stands equally poised, fully aware of its pivotal role in…
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CENTRE FOR TRADE POLICY AND DEVELOPMENT (CTPD)’S EXPECTATIONS AS PARLIAMENT OPENS TOMORROW

As the nation awaits the President’s address to parliament, the Centre for Trade Policy and Development (CTPD) has several expectations and key concerns that should be addressed in the forthcoming…
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CTPD CONCERNED WITH IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CONSTITUENCY DEVELOPMENT FUND OUTSIDE THE INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT PLANS

As Zambia strives to make its public debt sustainable, it becomes imperative to scrutinize theperformance of taxation as a pivotal instrument for domestic resource mobilization. Thisapproach is crucial to curb…
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BRICS INFLUENCE IN SHAPING THE FINANCIAL GLOBAL LANDSCAPE AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR DEVELOPING ECONOMIES LIKE ZAMBIA.

Last week, we explored the BRICS economy—an alliance of emerging market economies comprising Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. Now, we shift our focus to examine BRICS’ potential impact…
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Reaction to debt relief deal for Zambia

Today Zambia’s official creditor committee announced it has reached a deal to restructure Zambia’s debt.Reacting to the announcement Isaac Mwaipopo, Executive Director of the Centre for Trade Policy and Development,…
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Zambia’s Path on the IMF-Supported Program: Reviewing Performance and Progress on Structural Benchmarks.

On 31st August 2022, Zambia was granted a 36-month Extended Credit Facility (ECF) International Monetary Fund (IMF) supported programme marking a crucial step in the country’s quest to restructure its…
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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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CHALLENGES AND REFORMS: ZAMBIA’S QUEST FOR SUSTAINABLE ENERGY SECTOR DEVELOPMENT

This week’s Monday Opinion aims to shed light on the challenges faced by Zambia’s energy sector, which is of critical importance to the country’s economy and people. The sector plays…
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