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The Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis and Research (ZIPAR) works to improve the Zambian economy.
ZIPAR's project, "More and Better Jobs", was launched on 25th June 2015. This flagship project seeks to develop a better understanding of the long-term and acute job challenges in Zambia, and find policy responses to protect and create more and better jobs.
Supporting the project, an Advisory Group includes representatives from the public and private sector, civil society, academia and international organisations. For information on this project, please see the "More and Better Jobs Policy Paper", which represents the views of ZIPAR alone
The Minister of Agriculture's decisions to expand national strategic food reserves of maize and to suspend maize exports are both commendable and timely. The decision, which comes in the wake of the El Niño related drought in Eastern and South [ ... ]Read More
By Caesar Cheelo How are economic policies crafted? How are they implemented? Whose responsibility is it to champion good economic management through the implementation of sound policies? I tend to think that all these issues ultimately depend on t [ ... ]Read More
By Felix Mwenge and Tamara Billima In the face of the economic slowdown, Zambia’s ‘jobs challenge’ is becoming more pressing. One big, but too often neglected, part of the response must be a focus on the smallest enterprises.Read More
Recent policy research evidence from the Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis and Research (ZIPAR) has shown that current government policy in Zambia does not effectively exploit the potential of the self-employed micro enterprises to create more dec [ ... ]Read More