Category: Public Finance Press Statements

CTPD APPLAUDS ZAMBIA’S EXTENDED CREDIT FACILITY APPROVAL OF US$1.3 BILLION

The Centre for Trade Policy and Development welcomes the approval of an Extended Credit Facility by the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund. With the help of this significant achievement, Zambia will be able to restructure its unsustainable debt, regain macroeconomic stability, and ensure the debt’s sustainability all while freeing up cashflows to be…
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CTPD CALLS ON GOVERNMENT TO ENHANCE INVESTMENTS TOWARDS ACTUALIZING THE POTENTIAL OF THE DIGITAL ECONOMY

The Centre for Trade Policy and Development (CTPD), calls on the new administration to put more investment and resources towards developing a strong digital and entrepreneur led Zambian economy, driven by skilled MSMEs, particularly those led by the younger generation.

DOES THE DIGITAL ECONOMY OFFER OPPORTUNITIES FOR DOMESTIC RESOURCE MOBILISATION?

In this week’s Monday opinion, we explore the digital economy, and its potential for Domestic Resource Mobilization (DRM) in Zambia. This article will focus on harnessing tax opportunities within the Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) sector DOWNLOAD FULL ARTICLE HERE

DYNAMICS OF ZAMBIA’S PETROLEUM PRICES – ARE MONTHLY REVIEWS A PROBLEM?

Post the August 2021 elections, government embarked on sectoral economic reforms aimed at rebuilding the economy. Key reforms in the energy sector involved the removal of some fuel subsidies, placing of INDENI refinery on care and maintenance and much more recently, the introduction of monthly reviews for setting pump prices of fuel whose pros and…
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GOVERNMENT URGED TO DISCLOSE THE ECONOMIC REFORMS IT HAS PLANNED TO UNDERTAKE

CTPD Executive Director Mr. Isaac Mwaipopo notes with concern that while citizens have seen a number of changes being undertaken by the current Government, it remains unclear if these changes are part of the economic reforms it had planned to undertake. DOWNLOAD HERE

GOVERNMENT URGED TO EXPEDITE THE PROCESS OF DISBURSING OPERATIONAL FUNDS TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS .

The Centre for Trade Policy and Development (CTPD) is concerned that a number of Public Schools have not received operational support funds aimed at facilitating the implementation of free education in the country.

CTPD CALLS FOR CONSENTED EFFORT TO ADDRESS THE COST OF LIVING

Government has continued to pursue various policy interventions aimed at steering sustained economic growth. Several reforms have been announced and/or effected post the August 2021 elections, with the removal of some fuel subsidies in December of 2021 being a key highlight in policy conversations. Download full article below Download Here

REFLECTIONS ON ZAMBIA’S ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE FOR THE YEAR 2021

The year 2021 has been an eventful one with several notable developments in the global and domestic economy. The Centre for Trade Policy and Development (CTPD) gives an account of some of the highlights of the year that informed performance and yet to influence growth in 2022.

CTPD 2022 NATIONAL BUDGET EXPECTATIONS

In the spirit of fiscal consolidation principles, we expect the 2022 National Budget to be characterized by a re-alignment of priorities within the existing expenditure framework. We do not expect a substantial change in the total budget size.