Category: Studies

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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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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COVID-19 AND IMPLICATIONS FOR GENDER: An Analytical Lens of Informal Cross Border Traders and Agriculture.

The overall objective of this study was to explore and understand how COVID-19 affects local livelihoods, using the analytical lens of inform traders (Kasumbalesa) and peri-urban small-scale farmers (Chongwe). This study draws from quantitative (questionnaires) and qualitative data (multi-level interviews, documentary evidence) across the selected study sites. Download Here

Appraisal of Zambia’s Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining Sector

Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM) in Zambia is increasingly becoming an important source of employment for many who cannot get jobs in the formal sector. This sector is perceived by the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) as a potential source of tax revenue. ASM in Zambia has been habitually focused on the gemstone…
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