Miljan Sladoje

Miljan Sladoje is a Country Economist for the IGC in Zambia, with particular focus on urbanisation. Prior to joining the IGC, he was an Overseas Development Institute Fellow at the Zambia Revenue Authority and worked as a Research Analyst at CRU in London. Miljan holds an MSc in Economics from the University of Copenhagen and an MSc in Development Economics from the School of Oriental and African Studies. His research interests include urbanisation, industrial policy, global commodity markets and taxation.

Content by Miljan Sladoje
  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Cholera outbreak in Zambia: An institutional perspective

    Since October 2017, Zambia has been battling a severe cholera epidemic that has resulted in more than 81 deaths nationwide. The government’s immediate response was swift, and although the crisis is now seemingly under control, it is currently important that policymakers prioritise water and sanitation provision to prevent future outbreaks. In addition to the very...

    12 Mar 2018 | Miljan Sladoje

  • Blog post

    Cholera in Zambia: Treating the causes, not the symptoms

    The recurrent cholera outbreaks in Zambia should provoke reflection on the root causes. Together with a strategic focus on improving water and sanitation infrastructure it will be necessary to complement new investments with reforms to address the problem of weak institutions to achieve a lasting solution to the problem. Since October last year, Zambia has been battling a...

    9 Mar 2018 | Miljan Sladoje, Anand Rajaram

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Estimating the growth elasticity of poverty in Zambia, 2006-2015

    This brief is based on the paper Economic Growth, Inequality and Poverty: Estimating the Growth Elasticity of Poverty in Zambia, 2006-15 (2017) by Chrispin Mphuka Oliver Kaonga and Mike Tembo. The paper measures the responsiveness of poverty reduction to growth in Zambia over the past decade using data from the Living Conditions Monitoring Survey.  

    21 Sep 2017 | Miljan Sladoje

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Electricity connections of firms in Lusaka

    In brief: There is very limited information available on energy access of Zambian firms and this may inhibit design of appropriate policies related to productive uses of energy. A new census of businesses in Lusaka suggests that over 96.6% of businesses surveyed appeared to have electricity access. Comparison with data on existing...

    13 Jul 2017 | Miljan Sladoje

  • Blog post

    The new urban agenda: A solid foundation for concrete actions?

    This month, government representatives from around the world will gather in Quito, Ecuador for the Habitat III summit to commit to the sustainable development of cities and human settlements. The summit will finalise the New Urban Agenda, an integrated vision of planned urbanisation, placing urbanisation at the forefront of national priorities and financing for the next 20...

    18 Oct 2016 | Miljan Sladoje

  • Blog post

    Zambia urbanising part 2: Encouraging good contagion

    Population growth and migration into Zambian cities has accelerated rapidly in the last decade. Harnessing the positive effects of urban growth has the potential to support a wider structural transformation through productivity gains and the spillover benefits of competition and knowledge sharing. Today's blog is the second part in our series on the challenges...

    3 Mar 2016 | Miljan Sladoje

  • Blog post

    Zambia urbanising part 1: Tackling bad contagion

    Population growth and migration into Zambian cities has accelerated rapidly in the last decade. Well-managed urban growth has the potential to support a wider structural transformation through productivity gains and the spillover benefits of competition and knowledge sharing. Without proper planning and design of urban policies however, rapid urbanisation...

    2 Mar 2016 | Miljan Sladoje

  • Blog post

    Lights out: Zambia’s electricity crisis

    As daily power-cuts become the new normal in Zambia, effects are being felt by households, farms and small businesses as well as vital growth sectors such as mining. Zambia's dependence on hydro-power is a well-known risk factor of power generation. Future efforts should focus on growing and diversifying generation capacity to keep pace with Zambia's...

    21 Jan 2016 | Miljan Sladoje