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  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Where are the teachers? Staffing inequities across Zambian public schools

    This brief analyses the distribution of teachers across public schools in Zambia and looks at the administrative challenges linked to teacher allocation. The researcher finds large staffing inequities across public schools. While 10% of public primary school pupils attend schools with pupil-teacher ratios (PTRs) below 30 pupils per teacher, 16% of pupils –...

    25 Jun 2018 | Torsten Figueiredo Walter

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Integrating administrative databases to improve resource allocation in the Zambian health sector: An application to the spatial distribution of health workers

    The Zambian Ministry of Health (MoH) and its partners collect a wide variety of data on health services. However, this information is generally recorded in separate, unlinked datasets that can only be used in isolation from each other. This brief illustrates how the integration of administrative datasets into a single health database can support efficient resource...

    25 Jun 2018 | Torsten Figueiredo Walter

  • Event

    International experience in tax policy design and enforcement

    This IGC regional conference, co-hosted with the Zambia Ministry of Finance, was comprised of a number of morning and afternoon sessions focused on international research in tax design and enforcement, presenting a series of research projects completed in the past two years and including panel discussions for researchers and African policymakers to share lessons learned and...

    11 July 2018

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Facility-level access to electricity and the efficiency of maternal and child health services

    This project is the first known attempt to directly investigate whether facility level electrification improves the provision of maternal and child health services. Rather than simply correlate electrification with levels of utilisations, we study the relationship between electrification and levels of efficiency in the provision of maternal and child health...

    13 Jun 2018 | Mashekwa Maboshe, Mundia Kabinga

  • Publication - Project Report

    Understanding growth-income inequality interactions in Zambia

    26 Apr 2018 | Haroon Bhorat, Morné Oosthuizen

  • 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 - Project Report

    Economic growth, inequality and poverty: Estimating the growth elasticity of poverty in Zambia, 2006-2015

    1 Feb 2018 | Chrispin Mphuka, Oliver Kaonga, Mike Tembo

  • Project

    Personal income taxation in Zambia

    Context and primary motivation Direct taxes, including turnover and PIT, represent an important share of total tax collection in Zambia. While this testifies to the strong initial enforcement capacity of the Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA), there remain important sources of non-compliance in direct taxes. In particular, an important source of non-compliance is the failure...

    12 Jan 2018 | Anders Jensen

  • Case Study: State

    Motivating public sector workers

    Our research has found that incentives can help attract better job candidates and motivate better performance in the public sector, but they need to be carefully tested.

    20 Oct 2017