Showing all Projects in Zambia

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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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    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

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    Review of Investment Incentives: Best Practice Application

    In today’s globalised economy, few countries can remain competitive without foreign direct investment (FDI). With the potential benefits including technology transfer, employment gains, skills upgrading, and growth, it is not surprising that many governments offer investment incentives (e.g. targeted tax breaks, as opposed to improvements in the general investment/...

    1 Aug 2011 | Krista Tuomi

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    Recruiting and motivating health workers in Zambia

    Incentives in the selection of public service delivery workers are essential to improving their motivation. Researchers used field experiments with community health assistants in Zambia to evaluate different recruitment strategies. Compared to social incentives, career incentives attract more productive applicants. The findings from this project...

    1 Jan 2011 | Oriana Bandiera, Nava Ashraf, Miriam Libetwa, Scott Lee, Mutinta Musonda