Showing all Projects in Zambia

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    Exports, imported intermediate inputs and exchange rate volatility in Zambia

    Zambia's economy and exports remain undiversified, and its economy vulnerable to commodity price swings. Increasing exports is one path to divesification of the economy. This study examined how imports of intermediate inputs and exchange rate volatility influence Zambian exports at a trader (or firm) level Zambian export value is dominated by a small group of...

    14 Jul 2015 | Neil Rankin, Joseph Simumba

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    Growth promotion through industrial strategies

    Zambia’s manufacturing sector has performed relatively well during the past decade. During the 2000-2013 period, the manufacturing sector grew by 5.5% CAGR. This highlights a mildly positive trend, just below the 7.2% CAGR of total GDP. Employment in the manufacturing sector increased fourfold from 55,600 people in 2005 to 216,700 people in 2012. Approximately one...

    12 Jun 2015 | Simon Roberts, Judith Fessehaie, Reena das Nair

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    Scoping study on Urbanisation in Zambia

    Urbanisation in Zambia has the potential to help the country to grow from poverty into prosperity Researchers met with about 50 different stakeholders to understand the country’s urbanisation challenges With the support of the Zambian government, two urbanisation projects were commissioned from this visit Developing countries are rapidly urbanising...

    17 Apr 2015 | Edward Glaeser, Nava Ashraf

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    Contract and market design for land-based carbon offsets

    Agricultural activities often create environmental externalities that are felt by individuals other than the landholder. A theoretically efficient approach to addressing these externalities involves changing prices to align private and public interests. Governments and international organizations have spent billions of dollars in recent years on incentives for land use...

    10 Oct 2014 | Kelsey Jack, Olueyede Ajayi, Samuel Bell, Raymond Guiteras, Paulina Oliva

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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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    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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    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