Audio recording; Public lecture - Is a development bargain in Zambia possible?

Audio Duration 2h:58:46

The potential of Zambia’s economy is beyond doubt, but it has struggled to sustain economic growth. In this talk, Zambia is put in the context of other recent growth and development successes and failures, building on Dercon’s recent book, Gambling on Development: why some countries win and others lose. One core lesson is that there is a window of opportunity to reverse long periods of disappointing progress provided some of the political economy challenges can be overcome. The steps required to ignite progress are discussed.