Category: Weekly Column

Tackling of Zambia’s Debt Beyond signed MoUs with Bilateral Creditors.

Zambia recently took a significant step toward managing its debt crisis by signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with its bilateral creditors to restructure $6.3 billion of its loans. This…
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Evaluating the Implications of the National Budget Pronouncements on Zambia’s Climate Action.

On Friday, 29th September 2023, the Honourable Minister of Finance and National Planning, Dr Situmbeko Musokotwane, presented the 2024 National Budget under the theme “Unlocking Economic Potential.”


The declaration highlighted that climate change is the single greatest challenge facing humanity and thesingle biggest threat to all life on Earth. It acknowledged that Africa was not historically responsible…
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Understanding the Dynamics of Domestic Debt for Resource Mobilization in Zambia – Part Two.

In last week’s opinion, we looked at the dynamics of domestic debt for domestic resource mobilization in Zambia. We went further to look at the country’s domestic debt stock and…
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Understanding the Dynamics of Domestic Debt for Resource Mobilization in Zambia

As part of its economic reform program aimed at restoring fiscal sustainability, the Zambian government has imposed a freeze on non-concessional external loans. This strategic move necessitates a significant shift…
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Enhancing Community Participation and Consultation for an Effective Constituency Development Fund (CDF)

In the year 2023, Zambia saw an increase in the allocation of funds to the Constituency Development Fund (CDF), rising from ZMK 25.7 million per constituency in 2022 to an…
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Constituency Development Fund (CDF) To The Rescue?

This feature argues that whereas the increase in the allocation of Constituency Development Fund (CDF) by the government has moved to support sub-national levels of government such as Ward Development…
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THE ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT ACT: Interrogating proposed amendments and What it Means for responsible Large-scale Land-based Investments in Zambia-Part 2

The Amendment introduces new definitions of “environmental assessment” as the process of evaluating the potential positive and negative effects that a proposed project might have on sustainable environmental management, and…
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The Environmental Management Act: Interrogating proposed amendments and what it means for responsible large-scale land-based investments in Zambia -PART I

In this week’s Monday Opinion, we examine the proposed amendments to the Environmental Management Act and their implications for responsible land-based investments. We explain the necessity of advancing such investments,…
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In our previous Monday Opinion, we delved into the potential of Zambia’s mining sector, with a specific focus on the viability of manganese and gold mining to drive economic growth…
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