Category: Public Finance Weekly Column

ENHANCING THE EFFICACY OF SOCIAL PROTECTION AMIDST ECONOMIC REFORMS

In recent years, Zambia has grappled with diverse challenges, spanning from economic and political to social. The state of the economy which slid into a COVID-19 and public debt driven…
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IS AN INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND (IMF) PACKAGE BETRAYAL OF THE ZAMBIAN PEOPLE OR DEBT TRAP?

As Centre for Trade Policy and Development (CTPD), we would like to commend Government for taking very bold and highly ambitious stance towards an IMF programme. The country’s much needed…
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Does Zambia need an IMF bailout package or not?

In this weeks’ Monday opinion, we delve into the issue of whether Zambian needs an IMF Package or not. Does it mean that there are no other options to correct…
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PROSPECTS FOR RESTORING MACRO-ECONOMIC STABILITY UNDER THE NEW ADMINSTRATION

With slightly over a fortnight since Zambia went to the polls and ushered in a new administration, expectations for the new Government are high as stakeholders within and outside the…
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Leveraging Chinese Capital and Aid to Bolster Zambia’s Industrialization amid High Public Debt Levels – Part 2

This article is the sequel to last week’s which argued that amid Zambia’s high public debt levels, China is an important developmental partner for Zambia because of Chinese FDI and…
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