Category: Studies


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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Irrigation Agriculture and Small-Scale Farmers Productivity

The challenges posed by climate change are real in Zambia just as much as they area in the rest of the world. They have had the greatest impact on the country’s agricultural sector where fluctuating weather patterns have affected agricultural productivity. The small scale farmers who are by far the largest category of players in…
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2019 CTPD’s Economic Outlook for Zambia

This Economic and Trade Policy Outlook considers how global and local factors would affect Zambia Economic growth prospects, macroeconomic stability and sector performance.



CTPD’s Double Taxation Agreement Study

Countries all over the world are increasingly entering into double taxation agreements or Tax treaties primarily to avoid the risk of double taxation. There are over 3,000 bilateral tax treaties currently in effect and the number is growing. The developed nations seek for such agreements in order to protect their investors from paying taxes in…
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