Showing all content in Zambia

  • 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

  • Case Study: Firms

    Mapping industrialisation in Africa

    Our series of ‘enterprise maps’ offers the first comprehensive analysis of the industrial sectors in five African countries for potential investors and policymakers seeking to foster industrial development.

    20 Oct 2017

  • Event

    Promoting Inclusive Growth in Zambia

    On 1st August 2017, International Growth Centre Zambia in collaboration with the Ministry of National Development Planning in Zambia held an a research and policy seminar titled "Promoting Inclusive Growth in Zambia". The overall objective of the seminar was to create a forum to discuss the policy challenges related to promoting inclusive growth in Zambia and promote...

    1 August 2017