Workshop: The Informal Sector in Zambia

Past Event Lusaka, Zambia 6 Nov 2011 Firms

The IGC Zambia team, with the help of the Economics Association of Zambia and in collaboration with the Zambia Revenue Authority, held a workshop on the informal sector on the 16th of November in Lusaka, Zambia.

The workshop consisted of two presentations. The first presentation was by Christopher Mulenga of the Zambia Revenue Authority entitled ‘SME Taxation in Zambia’. The second was by Manju Shah, the IGC consultant, entitled ‘Informal Sector in Zambia; Can it Disappear? Should it Disappear?’

The aim of the workshop was to present the works of Manju Shah, the IGC Consultant as well as the complementary work of the Zambia Revenue Authority on the Informal sector. It was also envisaged that the discussions of the workshop participants will help shape Manju Shah’s work as well as help feed into ZRA’s work on SMEs. The workshop was also an opportunity to re-introduce the IGC to relevant stakeholders in the wake of the new government.

The workshop was chaired by Mr. Isaac Ngoma, President of the Economics Association of Zambia, and closed by Robert Liebenthal, IGC-Zambia Co-Director.