Posts tagged as: Zambia


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  • Event

    Roundtable on Zambia’s constituency development fund

    The International Growth Centre (IGC) hosts a closed-door roundtable to bring together government officials, researchers, and development partners to discuss the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) with a focus on the practical barriers faced in its implementation. Zambia has expanded the CDF in the 2022 budget by 1600%, making it the cornerstone government program for...

    21 September 2022


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  • Project

    Measuring and transferring retail productivity: Evidence from a structural model and a mentorship intervention in Zambia

    The retail sector is the biggest source of jobs across the developing world, accounting for a larger share of urban employment in most developing countries than manufacturing. Despite that, effective tools to measure retail productivity are lacking. Standard methods to measure productivity have been designed for the manufacturing sector, making them deficient for the study...

    3 Aug 2022 | Heather Huntington, Ajay Shenoy, Brenda Samaniego de la Parra


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    Decentralisation in Zambia

    The International Growth Centre hosts a roundtable on 4th February 2022 in Lusaka to bring together government departments, academic expertise, and practitioner experience to discuss the government's decentralisation objective and practical barriers faced in achieving them. The roundtable is chaired by Mr Gary G Nkombo, the Minister of Local Government and Rural...

    4 February 2022


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  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Informal settlements in Lusaka

    Over the past two decades, the number of Lusaka’s residents living in highly dense informal settlements has nearly tripled to about 1.4 million as of 2020, which is nearly 62% of Lusaka’s current population. Approximately 38% of Lusaka’s land that is in residential use is informal. This is spread across the city’s 94 townships or compounds, with 22 of these...

    2 Feb 2022 | Dennis Chiwele, Patrick Lamson-Hall, Shahrukh Wani


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  • Publication - Policy paper

    Zambia’s Constituency Development Fund: Policy considerations

    The significant expansion of Zambia's Constituency Development Fund in the 2022 budget provides an important opportunity to make service delivery more responsive to public needs, strengthen decentralised local institutions, and promote economic development. This policy paper, drafted at the request of the Government of Zambia, outlines recommendations for policymakers to...

    21 Jan 2022 | Katherine E. Casey, Andrés Felipe Rodríguez, Camilla Sacchetto , Shahrukh Wani


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  • Publication - Miscellaneous

    IGC's work in Zambia

    This publication documents ongoing work by the IGC in Zambia.

    10 Dec 2021 | Shahrukh Wani, Twivwe Siwale


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    Lusaka’s informal settlements policy roundtable

    IGC Cities that Work and the UN-Habitat host a virtual closed-door policy roundtable focused on understanding and upgrading informal settlements in Lusaka. The roundtable is part of an ongoing partnership between IGC Cities that Work and the UN-Habitat to support policymakers in Zambia on urban policy priorities. Over 40 delegates from 20 organisations and departments...

    8 September 2021


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    Consumer incentive schemes and other tax compliance strategies in developing countries

    Presentation - Data visualisation of consumer incentive schemes around the world https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTpTULSmCnk Presentation - Messaging matters: The effects of different messages on individual tax payment in Uganda https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xF_EzCrkXE Consumer incentive schemes are programs that revenue Administrations can use to boost...

    30 June 2021


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  • Blog post

    Can consumer incentive schemes enhance VAT revenue collections in developing countries?

    There has been a resurgence in the adoption of consumer incentive schemes within the realm of revenue collection in recent years, due in part to technological advancement, digitisation of records, and the rise in digital payment platforms such as mobile money. These schemes can help address evasive practices that some retail firms currently engage in. Their success however,...

    23 Aug 2021 | Twivwe Siwale


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  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Harnessing the power of electronic fiscal devices to increase VAT revenue in Zambia

    Compliance by formal firms with consumption taxes such as Value Added Tax (VAT) remains low in Zambia. Substantial VAT evasion happens at the point of retail sales, translating into lower VAT remittances to the treasury. The Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) has implemented various policy tools targeted at this type of tax evasion. One key policy intervention was the...

    2 Jul 2021 | Twivwe Siwale, Brian Dillon, John Mulenga, Kangwa Musole