Horman Chitonge

Horman Chitonge is Associate Professor at the University of Cape Town’s Centre for African Studies. His research interests include agrarian political economy, hydro-politics, and alternative strategies for economic growth and poverty reduction in Africa.

Content by Horman Chitonge
  • Blog post

    Assessing sectoral linkages in the Zambian economy

    The Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) has since 1965, endeavoured to minimise the country’s dependence on copper mining through a melange of policies and incentives in the agricultural, industrial and services sectors in its six previous national development plans. In 2018, GRZ launched its 7th National Development Plan (GRZ, 2017) that re-emphasised the need to...

    15 Jan 2020 | Mundia Kabinga, Horman Chitonge

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Assessing inter-sectoral linkages in the Zambian economy: The case of the agro-processing subsector

    Although the diversification of the economy has been on the national policy agenda for a long time, Zambia has continued to remain overly dependent on the export of copper for foreign currency earnings and public revenue This study examines the way different sectors in the economy interact to identify policy interventions that can promote the diversification of the...

    7 Jan 2020 | Horman Chitonge, Mundia Kabinga

  • Project

    Assessing sectoral inter-linkages: The case of agro-processing subsectors in Zambia

    Over the last 15 years, the Zambian economy has been growing at an average rate of more than 5 percent per annum, making this the longest sustained growth episode since independence in 1964. Sustained economic growth is expected to induce not only sectoral changes in the economy, but also significant structure shifts, particularly, output and labour composition as well as...

    28 Sep 2016 | Mundia Kabinga, Horman Chitonge