Showing all Projects in Zambia

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    Border posts efficiency analysis scoping exercise (Phase Two)

    As a land-linked country, Zambia stands to gain significantly from the reduction of non-tariff barriers generally and specifically from measures to facilitate trade, especially cross-border trade, with African countries. Integrated border management currently enjoys strong focus on the trade facilitation agenda, with a range of modalities for the management of border...

    4 Sep 2014 | Trudi Hartzenberg, Gerhard Erasmus, Paul Kruger

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    Food constraints, yield uncertainty and "Ganyu" labour: A pilot investigation

    Small-scale farming remains the most common livelihood strategy and primary source of income in rural Zambia. Limited access to credit and insurance mechanisms leave farmers vulnerable to varying weather and environmental conditions. These yield risks can severely limit farmer’s ability to purchase farming inputs for subsequent seasons and to cover basic food needs for...

    4 Sep 2014 | Kelsey Jack, Gunther Fink, Felix Masiye

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    Optimal Real Exchange Rate Determination and its effects on Competitiveness

    This study is made up of two essays on the “Determinants of the Zambian Kwacha”. The first essay gives a critical analysis of the short term determinants of the Kwacha and draws implications for the exchange rate policy. The second essay specifically interrogates whether either the copper price or industrial diversification is a key long-run determinant of the Kwacha...

    1 May 2013 | John Weeks, Oswald Mungule

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    Education and Training Scoping Study

    Over the past 20 years, the Zambian economy has been growing and its structure changing. However, most of the jobs which have been created recently have not been in the sectors where growth has been largest, such as mining and construction, but rather in various types of services. In parallel to these changes in labour demand there has been a large increase in school...

    1 Oct 2012 | Neil Rankin, Herryman Moono

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    Border posts efficiency analysis scoping exercise

    "As a land-linked country, Zambia stands to gain significantly from the reduction of non-tariff barriers generally and specifically from measures to facilitate trade, especially cross-border trade, with African countries. Integrated border management currently enjoys strong focus on the trade facilitation agenda, with a range of modalities for the management of border...

    1 Oct 2012 | Trudi Hartzenberg

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    Regional Trade and Integration Review

    In this paper Edwards and Lawrence analyse the challenges currently presented to Zambian regional policy. They conclude that (a) while Zambia should adopt the same tariff as other Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) members, it should be cautious about losing its tariff-setting ability and accepting the legally binding obligations of customs union...

    1 Feb 2012 | Lawrence Edwards , Robert Lawrence

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    Negotiating a better future: The impact of teaching negotiation skills on girls’ health and educational outcomes

    Randomised controlled trial in Zambia providing girls with negotiation and communications skills The girls reported less hunger and more control over their future life Pilot scaled up in late 2014 This is a scale-up project of this pilot project. This project is the pilot phase of a study exploring if, and how, a behavioral intervention with...

    1 Jan 2012 | Nava Ashraf, Kathleen McGinn

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    Examining Zambia's Mineral Taxation

    The objective of this paper written by Bob Conrad, is to examine Zambia's fiscal regime for minerals. The paper begins with a description of Zambia's fiscal regime in an international comparative context and then elaborates upon a framework to evaluate the country's mineral policy in the context of a broader fiscal regime, both in the short- and long-term. Emphasis is...

    1 Nov 2011 | Robert Conrad

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    The potential of non-traditional exports in Zambia in relation to growth, employment creation and the distribution of wealth and income

    This study was commissioned to assess the potential for the diversification of Zambia’s agricultural economy into non-traditional export markets by determining the prospect for growth, employment creation and, equitable wealth and income distribution in the sugar, cotton and coffee sub-sectors. The study provides an in depth analysis of the key current and prospective...

    1 Oct 2011 | Claudia Manning

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    Developing Zambia’s Informal Sector and enhancing its Contribution to the Fiscus

    One of Zambia’s main economic challenges is an ever growing informal sector. Broadly defined, the informal sector comprises of enterprises which do not comply with the full extent of government laws and regulations. This sector is typically characterised by its ease of entry (anybody can start a business whenever they feel like), low levels of skills, labour intensive...

    1 Sep 2011 | Manju Kedia Shah