Category: Studies


In the first quarter of 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic gravitated to many countries in the globe and sent several economies into sporadic lockdowns. For Zambia, the pandemic exacerbated existing economic vulnerabilities and drove the economy into a recession. DOWNLOAD HERE

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 high proportion, particularly since most of these diseases can be reduced by attending to the four main behavioral risk factors for NCDs which are tobacco…
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Analysis of the Tobacco and Nicotine Products Control Bill 2018

The export of tobacco in Zambia increased from approximately $1.7 million in 1995 to $156.5 million in 2012 and averaged of USD100 million between 2013 and 2018. According to the WHO, agricultural land devoted to the harvesting of tobacco in Zambia increased over 350% in two decades from 1993 to 2013.While tobacco as a percentage…
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Proposal for Tobacco Taxation in Zambia

In 2010, Zambia ranked as the 5th Largest African exporter of tobacco, with an annual export value of over US$110 million which accounts for only 0.9% of Gross Domestic Product compared to 3% of GDP for Malawi. However, the Tobacco Industry in Zambia contends that the most notable contribution of tobacco to the economy is…
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Tobacco Production and Alternative Livelihoods among Small-Scale Producers in Eastern and Western Provinces of Zambia

The overall objective of this briefing note was to explore dynamics and experiences of tobacco production among smallscalefarmers and understand possible alternative livelihood production activities using the analytical lens of Easternand Western Provinces of Zambia. Download Here

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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Launch of Analysis of the Financial Intelligence Centre (Amendment)Act No. 16 of 2020

The overall objective of this analysis was to examine the provisions of the Financial Intelligence Centre (Amendment) Act No. 16 of 2020 and assess the ramifications or impact of the amendments. The provisions which include enhanced cooperation between the FIC and law enforcement agencies and supervisory authorities as well as empowering of the FIC to…
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Impact of COVID-19 on Zambia’s Mining Sector 2021

The mining industry has been a backbone of Zambia’s economy since its independence in 1964. It accounts for about 14% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), over 70% of export earnings. Additionally, the sector contributes substantially to employment and domestic revenue generation. However, the growth of the sector has been threatened by Covid-19. The global health…
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