Category: Studies

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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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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Zambia’s Domestication of the Africa Mining Vision: A GAP ANALYSIS

The study employed a gap analysis to assess the extent to which Zambia’s mining policies and legislation are aligned with the Africa Mining Vision (AMV). The assessment was based on three focal pillars namely fiscal regime and revenue management; Geological and Mineral Information systems and Environmental and Social issues. Download Here

An Assessment of the Production, Profitability and Revenue Generating Capacity of the Tobacco Sub-Sector in Zambia.

Tobacco is a plant product containing nicotine, cellulose, ammonia, and protein. It is believed to be the most consumed harmful product in the world. Among the constituents, tobacco is predominantly consumed for the stimulant alkaloid nicotine in form of products such as chewing tobacco, Cigars, Cigarettes, Creamy snuff, Dipping tobacco, Gutka, Snuff and others (Statista,…
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Mapping key players within the Tobacco Sub-Sector in Zambia

Tobacco production has in the recent past shifted from the developed world to the developing countries. The United States of America and Europe registered 18% and 40.4% reduction in area harvested respectively, between 2003 and 2012, while Africa experienced a 66% increase during the same period. Zambia is currently the 16th top producer of tobacco…
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